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September 17 is "Spider Sunday"

posted Sep 13, 2017, 12:48 PM by Lee Church   [ updated Sep 13, 2017, 12:51 PM ]
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 We are calling September 17 Spider Sunday because we are being treated to the presentation “Orb Weaving Spiders and Their Webs” by Dr. Ed Tillinghast at 9:30 AM between services. Refreshments will be served.

Ever wonder why spiders weave their webs the way they do? What are the secrets to how they catch and hold insects? Here is your opportunity to find out!

This Sunday, Dr. Ed Tillinghast will present a talk for all ages on “Orb Weaving Spiders and Their Webs”. Ed Tillinghast, UNH professor emeritus of zoology, has studied spiders for more than 35 years. Tillinghast has been one of the most important figures studying the chemistry of silk, especially in understanding how liquid glues in webs operate. (source:

Dr. Tillinghast plans to have some live spiders to view which will be safely contained so even the faint of heart can enjoy learning about this insect that is an important member of our environment. 

Hope you and your family can join us for this presentation.