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Help our scientists find out which spiders are in L.A. Without your help, they can't get the full picture.
Here's what you need:
Search for piles of leaves, like under bushes or in flowerbeds. With a trowel, scoop some dirt and leaves onto a pillowcase. Use a spoon to stir the material around while looking for spiders. Watch out they can move fast!
Place a plastic container over the spider. Then slide a notecard beneath the spider to trap it. Quickly put the lid on the container.
Fill out the data sheet. Make sure to note where you found the spider. Bring your spiders to the Museum's front desk. Or mail them to:
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90007