We charge for attendance at field and certain other events:
R50 per adult and R10 per child 11 years and under with the option of paying R120 PER FAMILY for annual subscription.
Some venues will also require an entrance fee which must be paid by each individual.
For field trips we will supply vials, magnifiers, plastic pill bottles and some other basic collecting equipment but please bring your own if you have as well as any reference books, a picnic lunch, adequate water, a hat and good walking shoes.
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Sorting session bring and braai 9:00 a.m. till whenever The Leroy’s garage, Lodge 4, Boophane Lodges, 450 Anne Road, Ruimsig (It’s quite a nice garage!) -26.086043, 27.857791 or 26°05'09.8"S 27°51'28.1"E Can you identify preserved specimens to genus level or further? Guidance, specimens, literature and a limited amount of equipment will be available. Once sorted and labelled specimens will be accessioned and deposited in the National Collection of Arachnida. Booking ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL as numbers are limited due to space and the…Find out more »
This small reserve is home to an impressive variety of plant and animal species and was proclaimed to preserve the habitat for the rare and threatened Heidelberg Copper Butterfly, Chrisoritis aureus. It is about an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, just past Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve. Directions: take the N3 going south. Leave the highway at Exit 59 onto the R23, Heidelberg/Balfour Road turning right over the highway, at about 1.3 km turn left onto the Lagerspoort Road. The entrance gate is…Find out more »
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A SATURDAY and that there is a small entrance fee. Last I heard it was R11 per adult and R6.00 for children between 7 and 12 years, pensioners and younger children free. We will collect, attempt to identify, photograph and list arachnids we find and submit the list to the City of Tshwane Nature Conservation. Directions, from the N1, take the Atterbury Road turnoff going East and at January Masilela Avenue turn left. The reserve is just…Find out more »
Come for a day or all weekend, accommodation will be available indoors or camping if you prefer. R50 to club for non-paid-up members or guests. Accommodation to be paid separately.Find out more »
Peggy Vera Road, Johannesburg South/Mondeor. Co-ordinates: 26.303778°S, 28.010773°E or -26.30337, 28.010709, nearest corner Peggy Vera Road and Frederick Place. Once in Peggy Vera Road park at the main entrance where we will meet between 7:30and 8:00 a.m. Joan Faiola will lead this event, for further details contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org or sms on 082 565-7994Find out more »
A catch, photograph and release day then stay, swim and have a picnic or braai. TO GET THERE: CO-ORDINATES: S 25°47'53.173" E 27°59'23.574" -25.79796, 27.991588 Spider walk, catch and release then stay, swim and have a picnic or braai. There is riverine bush, Highveld grassland, dolomite formations and caves, walkways, steep bits, suspensions bridges and cool woodland areas. With such variety of habitats we could find ANYTHING if we are allowed to walk slowly enough. Directions from Johannesburg: Take William Nicol…Find out more »
We have been invited to hold a snap survey of arachnids at Albert’s Farm by the Friends of Albert’s Farm Conservancy. All Spider Club members and interested members of the Friends of Albert’s Farm are invited to take part. Meet on Sunday 10th March at 8 a.m. at Main car park of Alberts Farm. The main entrance is on 6th Road West, corner/opposite 8th Street, Greymont. Co-ordinates: -26.1586; 27.9703 There is no entrance fee to the park but The Spider…Find out more »
Everyone is welcome to this exciting event that celebrates life on earth, the marvels of science and past life.Find out more »
Guests are invited to join us for the formal opening of the Biosystematics Training Centre and to celebrate the International Day of Biodiversity.Find out more »
Meet at 432 Stallion Road, Corner Equestrian Road, Ruimsig, Roodepoort Quick! Quick! Before the weather gets too cold for spiders and the winter fires burn the grasslands, come and see what we can find in the Ruimsig Entomological (butterfly) Reserve. We’ve noticed that with the late and copious rains and still warm weather, a lot of spiders are still around. The reserve is pristine veld grassland which has been more or less undisturbed for decades, so there are no paths.…Find out more »
Keep your eyes on your e-mail and our Facebook page as other events may be organized, sometimes at quite short notice. We will attempt to give you fair warning. And remember that Norman Larsen is at the Cape Union Mart Adventure Centre, Canal walk in Cape Town every Saturday between 11 a.m. and 12 noon to demonstrate and talk about SPIDERS!