A wonderful opportunity to hear one of the authors of the new Britain’s Spiders: A Field Guide talk about these fascinating, diverse, and hugely important creatures.

Followed by the opportunity to purchase and have signed Lawrence’s publications.

Britain’s Spiders is a photographic guide to all 37 of the British families, focussing on spiders that can be identified in the field. Illustrated with a remarkable collection of photographs, it is designed to be accessible to a wide audience, including those new to spider identification. This book pushes the boundaries of field identification for this challenging group by combining information on features that can be seen with the naked eye or a hand lens with additional evidence from webs, egg-sacs, behaviour, phenology, habitats and distributions. Individual accounts cover 395 of Britain’s approximately 670 species, with the limitations to field identification clearly explained.

“One reason arachnids are so misunderstood is a general lack of decent field guides to teach us anything about them, a gap this book fills with aplomb. . . . A must for anyone interested in nature.”Ross Piper, BBC Wildlife

 The Authors:

Lawrence Bee

Lawrence Bee is an ecological consultant and educator and the author of the Field Studies Council’s Guide to House and Garden Spiders. Geoff Oxford is a biologist at the University of York and an authority on both colour variation and speciation in spiders. Helen Smith is a conservation biologist and currently leads the conservation programme for the endangered Fen Raft Spider. This book is produced in collaboration with the British Arachnological Society, of which all three authors are active members.

More information about the book can be found here – http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10987.html

Sponsored by Princeton WILDGuides

Date(s) - 18/08/2017
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Authors Forum