Tag Archives: Spiders

Entomology Summer Camp Hands-On Experience

In July 2019, I was a volunteer assistant with the Entomology Summer Camp (ages 7-12) at Phil Hardberger Park in Bexar County, Texas. The camp lasted for 3 days and the group was led by Molly Keck, a Texas A&M … Continue reading

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Bluebird House with Chandelier

Each spring, bluebirds move into the narrow newspaper holder beneath our mailbox. Even though we don’t get the newspaper, it isn’t the safest place for them to live. Without looking, people drive by and shove advertisements over their nest and … Continue reading

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Big Wet Spider

When I was a preschool teacher, I noticed the children were frightened when a spider crawled into the classroom during a storm.  They thought the spider wanted to hurt them,  so they tried to hurt it first. I knew they would be less afraid and more compassionate if they understood … Continue reading

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