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See research in action during the 2006 Spider Blitz!
Blitz participants gather for a pre-blitz session with Dr. Richard Bradley.
Spider and Its Prey
The Spider Blitz participants had many opportunities to see spiders in action over the weekend.
The Maine Spider Expert
Dr. Daniel Jennings offered his expertise during the blitz.
Dr. Rich Bradley spent considerable time identifying species.
Students were vital participants in the Spider Blitz.
Chief of Resource Management David Manski determines which areas need to be searched.
Field collecting involved nets, squirt bottles, and more.
Before specimens were taken into the lab for further sorting, researchers divided samples according to the plots where they were found.
Dr. Jim McKenna, Schoodic Education and Research Center director, works with students during the blitz.
The BioBlitz for Beginners session included an indoor introduction to spider families.
Public Session In the Field
Jonathan Mays of the Maine Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife led the public session, where participants went out in the field to collect.
Participants learned collection techniques at the public session.
Last updated: August 1, 2014