Spider Monitoring Workshop

August 8, 2017 17:30:00 - 20:00:00

Mudgee Golf Club

Burrundulla Room, Mudgee Golf Club 21 Robertson St, Mudgee

Organized By

Watershed Landcare

  • workshop

  • dinner provided

In collaboration with UNSW, UTS, Sydney University and the Mudgee Microscope Group of Watershed Landcare, the Landholder Collaboration Project presents:

 

You are never more than about one metre from a spider as they go about their business of consuming insects and other creepy crawlies. Having a healthy spider community on your farm means you have a healthy biodiverse ecosystem.

This workshop will cover:

  • How to identify and monitor spiders on your property
  • How spiders respond to good land management
  • Why working together on spider monitoring is beneficial
  • How to upload the information onto an online collaborative tool
  • How to use this data to make more informed land management decisions

We are very lucky to have a special guest speaker coming to the event. Dr Mary Whitehouse is a CSIRO scientist who has spent many years researching spider biodiversity particularly in crops.

Mary will be happy to identify spiders if anyone wishes to bring some along in a glass jar.

We will look at a cost-effective and easy-to-use method of monitoring spiders by using spiders’ webs as a substitute (the Web2Spider guide and supplementary material provided by the Australian Museum).

Workshop details
When: Tuesday 8 August, 5:30-8pm.
Where: Burrundulla Room, Mudgee Golf Club
21 Robertson St, Mudgee

The workshop is free to attend and dinner is included.

Please RSVP for catering purposes by Monday 31 July to Agness Knapik, Watershed Landcare Coordinator, on 0435 055 493 or info@watershedlandcare.com.au.

See more about the Landholder Collaboration Project on their website and Facebook page

The Landholder Collaboration Project is funded by the NSW Environmental Trust.