We charge for attendance at field and certain other events:
R50 for adults and R10 for children 11 years and younger, with the option of paying R150 PER FAMILY for an annual subscription in July each year.
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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Let’s see if we can find winter spiders. It may be quite a mission, but you never know. Normal entry fees to the garden to be paid by each individual; they only accept card payments. Direction on their website: www.sanbi.org.zaFind out more »
We have arranged to visit the Arachnology Section of the Plant Protection Research Institute at Roodeplaat campus. We'll be shown around the National Collection of Arachnida and be given a presentation of the work that the scientists are doing, with a crash course in microscope identification methods. Please bring your own refreshments and a picnic lunch. R100 per personFind out more »
Join us at our Annual General Meeting - and a lunchtime braai. With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, it is not yet possible to book public venues such as halls in municipal recreation centres for events. We'll share venue details with you as soon as we can ... watch this space.Find out more »
We have offered the services of The Spider Club to help at the National Collection of Arachnida, Arachnology Section of the Plant Protection Research Institute at Roodeplaat campus. This will probably consist of topping up vials where the alcohol has evaporated and other “housekeeping” tasks. Bring your own picnic lunch. Booking essential - limited numbers.Find out more »
We will meet at Heksies Hideaway. To get there take the R563 (the road that goes from Krugersdorp to Maropeng) and then take Bekker Road, off at -25.91406, 27.6143 and follow the signs. If you get lost phone Katy on 083 738 6282. September is still rather early in the season but let’s get going! There’s some nice bush along the river and open grassy areas, so we should have plenty scope for spiders.Find out more »
Moreletakloof is a 100 ha reserve in suburban Pretoria with streams, forest, rocky outcrops, abundant bird life, wild game and arachnids. We'll meet in the parking area just inside the entrance, corner Palmer and Helios Street, -25.817141, 28.291075. This is a follow up visit to this lovely small reserve in Pretoria. We will try to add to the species list from our previous visits. A species list will be available on the day for you to tick off or add…Find out more »
Spider walk in the grounds of the ARC (Agricultural Research Council) Roodeplaat, followed by a quick tour of the Arachnology section, the National Collection of Arachnida, and a chat to the scientists. The extensive grounds consist of thick, natural bush, open grassy areas, a koppie, dams, fields, old and new buildings and a network of roads and footpaths. We plan to actually collect and will explore the undeveloped “wild” parts of the grounds. Booking is essential as we have to…Find out more »
Come join us for our Cape Town Spider Walk at the Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area, where we will look for spiders, learn new things, and meet new people, including Wessel Pretorius, the event organiser. Bring a hat, water, snacks, and sunscreen, and of course friends and family. Also bring a field guide if you have one. The spiders will be released after they have been recorded and photographed, so bring your camera if you want to photograph them. A limited…Find out more »
Bring the family and friends for a morning walk through the Free State National Botanical Garden, looking for spiders, learning new things, seeing new spiders, and meeting new people. Bring a hat, proper walking shoes, water, snacks, and sunscreen. There is a restaurant at the gardens for those who want to eat there. A limited number of nets and vials will be available. Some magnifiers will also be provided. If you have your own equipment, bring them. For photographers, remember…Find out more »
A fun-filled day out for the whole family in the beautiful Palmiet Nature Reserve. Here we will explore the different environments high and low for spiders, we will learn about them and their homes and get some great shots of them too! Bring your camera along if you want to take some pictures. Make sure to bring some snacks, sunscreen and hat, and water to get you through the day. Bring along friends and family to share the knowledge of…Find out more »
Keep your eyes on your e-mail and our Facebook page as other events may be organised, sometimes at 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 11h00–12h00 to demonstrate and talk about SPIDERS!