Category Archives: Spiders & Spiderwebs

RBCM Insect Walk in Uplands Park – Sunday, Sept 20, 1-3pm [Friends of Uplands Park event]

The Friends of Uplands Park invites you to join RBCM entomologist Claudia Copley, on a walk through Uplands Park exploring for insects.
Meet at the Beach Drive entrance at the Uplands Park sign.
Sunday, September 20, 1-3pm.
2015 INSECT WALK poster (00000002)

Photos from Friends of Uplands Park Spider Websites Program – September 14, 2014

Photos from Friends of Uplands Park Spider Websites Program – September 14, 2014

Thanks to Tagg Casey and Wiley Thomas for sending photos from the September 14, 2014 Friends of Uplands Park Spider Websites Program. Spider Websites host, Margaret Lidkea, offered many activities and shared her expert knowledge, and delighted, inspired and educated the 35 participants, of all ages. And the weather that afternoon, at Uplands Park, was great spiderweb weather. Even a pet tarantula, courtesy of Swan Lake, made an appearance. Thanks also to volunteers who helped out at this event.

Here are Tagg’s photos:

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Here are Wiley’s photos:

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PDF of Spider Websites poster 2014 Spider Websites poster

2014 Spider Websites poster

Friends of Uplands Park “Spider Websites” Program – Sunday Sept 14, 2014

Join Friends of Uplands Park naturalist, Margaret Lidkea, on Sunday Sept 14, 2014, (1pm – 3pm), at Uplands Park, for a family event exploring Uplands Park for spiders and spider webs web. All ages welcome. Details in attached poster.

2014 Spider Websites poster

POSTER PDF 2014 Spider Websites poster

Spider program for Sunday September 29th is cancelled because of the weather

From Margaret

Dear Friends
The Spider program for Sunday September 29th is cancelled because of the weather. If you have any concerns please contact me.
Margaret, Co-Chair of the Friends of Uplands Park

New Date for Spider Program – Sunday Sept 29-2013.

From Margaret:

Hello Friends
The Spider Websites Program was cancelled today because of the stormy weather and the Tour de Force Bicycle Race.

It is postponed until next Sunday, September 29 from 2 to 4 pm.

This is after the Annual Oak Bay Community Bike Ride and events on Willows Beach which goes from 10 to 2 pm. The Spider Program is from 2 to 4 pm, up the stairs from Willows Beach and the poster is attached.

2012 Spider Websites poster-1

2012 Spider Websites poster-1

Family Activity: Spiders & Spider Webs in Uplands Park – Sunday Sept. 22, 2013

Spider Websites – For Families (and all who still acknowledge their inner child)

2012 Spider Websites poster Frolic with naturalist Margaret Lidkea of the Friends of Uplands Park, through the rocky meadows of Uplands Park, finding spider webs of different shapes and maybe their builders. Discover local spiders, their habits and which ones can bite people. Play spider games and make your own arachnid to take home. Suitable for all ages.

Sunday September 22
1 to 3 pm
Meet on the Beach Drive grassy field at the entrance to Cattle Point

Hosted by The Friends of uplands Park.
Donations appreciated.

2012 Spider Websites poster PDF