Spiders · Urban Ecology · Biodiversity

Monthly archives for November, 2016

Insects and spiders at school

Insects and spiders at school

I was invited to Willowbank Primary school in Auckland to talk to the kids about insects and spiders. The classes were really enthusiastic and had some great questions. After my presentation we did a fun activity identifying insects in leaf litter. These are the laminated identification sheets that I gave out to each group, but I […]

The importance of community involveme...

The importance of community involvement in ecological projects – reflections from #ERA2016conf

This week, many of the members of our lab attended the joint conference between the New Zealand Ecological Society and the Society for Ecological Restoration Australia.I’ve attended many ecological conferences, but I’ve never experienced such a strong theme of community involvement. Importantly, many of the talks I attended expressed the need not just to do […]

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