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Intimate Webs: Unraveling the Intricacies of Spider Romance

Intimate Webs: Unraveling the Intricacies of Spider Romance

Saturday, February 10, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.

“Intimate Webs: Unraveling the Intricacies of Spider Romance” is a captivating lecture that delves into the fascinating world of spider courtship and mating behaviors. Participants will explore the intricate web of rituals, strategies, and adaptations that spiders employ to ensure successful reproduction. From elaborate courtship dances to complex mating behaviors, this lecture sheds light on the diverse and often surprising aspects of spider sexuality. With a blend of scientific insights and captivating storytelling, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the evolutionary significance and ecological implications of spider sex, providing a unique perspective on the complexities of the natural world. 



  •  $35 Non-Member 
  •  $30 Member 

*This course is intended for audiences 18+ only*

Program Highlights:

  • Understanding Spider Courtship: Gain insights into the diverse and elaborate courtship rituals employed by different spider species. 
  • Mating Strategies: Explore the various mating strategies spiders use to ensure successful reproduction, from intricate dances to specialized behaviors. 
  • Adaptations for Reproduction: Learn about the evolutionary adaptation’s spiders have developed to enhance their chances of reproductive success. 
  • Ecological Implications: Understand the broader ecological implications of spider mating behaviors and their impact on the natural world. 
  • Evolutionary Significance: Delve into the evolutionary significance of spider sexuality, exploring how these behaviors have evolved over time. 
  • Scientific Insights: Receive a blend of scientific knowledge and research findings related to spider courtship and mating, presented by arachnologist Jackie Billotte M.S. 
  • Unique Perspective on Nature: Gain a unique perspective on the natural world by examining the intricacies of spider romance and its role in the larger ecosystem. 
  • Interaction with Instructor: Have the opportunity to interact with the knowledgeable instructor, Jackie Billotte M.S., who brings a wealth of expertise in the field of arachnology.