If you’re interested in spiders, then this day is for you! It’s a day for people who are fascinated by spiders but don’t know where to start with them. It’s a very gentle introduction to the world of spiders and the art (and science!) of telling one kind from another. Course fee includes FSC fold out chart: A Guide to House and Garden Spiders.

  • Come and learn about the different types of British spiders and their natural history
  • Learn some of their names
  • Learn how to tell a few of them apart
  • Listen to some fascinating talks from a local spider expert
  • Find out what to do if you want to take your interest further

Please note that this is an introductory course and absolutely no experience of spiders is needed – just a passion for nature and learning more about wildlife that is often overlooked.

Tutor: Lawrence Bee

Working in the natural environment, Lawrence Bee has developed a varied experience as an all-round field naturalist through extensive practical, hands-on work in the field of ecology and nature conservation. His particular interests include spiders, ancient trees and oak woodland, moths and plant galls. He is the co-author of the FSC foldout chart ‘Spiders of the house and garden’ and of the recently published WILDGuide ‘Britain’s Spiders’.

Example Timetable

09.30 Registration
10.00 Introduction
10.30 Session 1
12.30 Lunch
13.15 Session 2
15.30 Summary, questions, taking your interest further and review
16.00 Course Ends.

All timings are approximate. This is an outline programme and may be subject to change according to the weather, requirements of the group or access restrictions to field sites on the day of the course. Our courses include some classroom sessions but field visits may be a few hours long and involve walking over uneven ground.

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • Personal and Travel Insurance

Before You Attend

What to Bring

  • Sensible clothing for the weathe
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Lunch and Drinks (refreshments are provided).