Merryspring Nature Center

Learn about Maine spiders from an insect diagnostician

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CAMDEN — Entomologist Clay Kirby leads a presentation on the diversity of Maine’s spider species, Tuesday, March 19, at 12 p.m., at Merryspring Nature Center.

Aware of them or not, spiders live all around us, according to Merryspring, in a news release. Spiders’ unique adaptations allow them to live in our homes, our gardens, underground, in trees, and near water.

In this program, Clay Kirby will discuss the many species that call Maine home, and the important ecological roles they hold.

Kirby has served as the insect diagnostician with the Pest Management Office of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension since 1985, where he trouble-shoots a wide variety of insect-related problems for ornamental, household, fruit, and vegetable growers.

This lecture is part of the Winter Talk series, sponsored by Allen Insurance and Financial.

Admission to Tuesday Talks is $5, with free admission granted for Merryspring members.

Merryspring is a community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round.

The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza.

For more information on this program, contact or call 207-236-2239.

Event Date: 

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:00pm

Event Location: 

Merryspring Nature Center


30 Conway Road
Camden  Maine
United States