orb weaver http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/333/all en Men's Restroom in Long Beach is Voted Best Spider Collecting Site http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/mens-restroom-long-beach-voted-best-spider-collecting-site <div>Over the past few weeks&nbsp;myself and Shawna Joplin, Museum Coordinator of Animal Care and Education,&nbsp;have been madly working to get the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nhm.org/site/explore-exhibits/special-exhibits/spider-pavilion" target="_blank">Spider Pavilion</a> ready by collecting hundreds of spiders for display. This involved a trip to the swamps of New Orleans to collect the largest orb weavers&nbsp;in North America and also multiple collecting trips around Los Angeles for&nbsp;our local spider species.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/mens-restroom-long-beach-voted-best-spider-collecting-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/mens-restroom-long-beach-voted-best-spider-collecting-site#comments golden silk spider orb weaver Shawna Joplin silver garden orb weaver Spider Pavilion spiders Zack Lemann Blog Fri, 30 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 650 at http://www.nhm.org/nature