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(Members Only) Hybrid Meeting – Eat, Prey, Love: the secret lives of spiders in Ontario and beyond

Friday, March 17 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

(NATURE LONDON MEMBERS ONLY) Note that this is a HYBRID meeting with both IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL attendees. Please:
  1. Register for the meeting using the same name and email address associated with your membership.
  2. If attending in-person:
    • You are expected to be fully vaccinated.
    • Masking will be required.
    • Each person attending must register separately.
    • You are asked to complete and pass the Government of Ontario Covid-19 self-assessment at home ( ) no more than 24 hours before the start of the event. If you are unable to do this or the self-assessment recommends you self-isolate, please refrain from attending the event and unregister at least 12 hours in advance so that someone else can register. For details on now to unregister, please see the Job Aid on Registering and Unregistering for Events.
  3. If attending virtually:
  4. Note that the cut-off for registration is noon the day of the event.
There are far more reasons to be fascinated by spiders than to fear them. In this talk, Dr. Catherine Scott will provide a window into the private lives of spiders, highlighting their remarkable strategies for predation and defense, the critical role that they play in food webs, and their weird and wonderful mating and parenting habits.  Speaker bio: Dr. Catherine Scott is an arachnologist and behavioural ecologist whose research is focused on the behaviour and communication of black widows and other spiders. She completed her MSc at Simon Fraser University and her PhD at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and she is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill. A former arachnophobe, she is passionate about trying to shift perceptions about these fascinating creatures by engaging in science communication online and in person. She blogs at and you can also find her on twitter (@Cataranea), where she is always happy to answer questions about spiders and other arachnids. Note: Dr. Scott will be in Montreal, using Zoom to deliver her presentation to the Civic Garden Centre screen and sound system.


Friday, March 17
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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London Civic Garden Complex

625 Springbank Drive
London, Ontario N6K 4T1 Canada
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Attendance: 57 / 160

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