Featuring high quality photographs of New Zealand’s more commonly-found spiders by wildlife photographer Bryce McQuillan, this exhibition focuses on the daily life of a predator that inspires fear and fascination. For a hands–on experience, visitors will be able to look at spider specimens under a microscope with the images displayed on a high–definition screen.

About 95% of the estimated 2,000 spider species, which call New Zealand home, are found nowhere else on earth. Despite this, most spiders that we see in and around our homes are immigrants, introduced here by accident or sometimes naturally. Although spiders are one of the most-seen land animals, little is known about most of them. About 800 New Zealand species have yet to be named.

Location: Leeston Library, 19 Messines St, Leeston

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