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It's getting warmer

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 01 Aug 2011

As the weather gets warmer it is a great opportunity to start looking at the invertebrates in your local area.

Spraying an orb web

Ellen McCormack © Australian Museum

Find out what insects and spiders you are sharing your schools with and why they are vitally important to a healthy planet. You can start surveying now and then run the activities again in late spring or early summer and compare the results.

Here are some of the resources to get started.

australianmuseum.net.au/document/Web2spider-toolkit-for-schools

australianmuseum.net.au/document/Herbivore2damage-field-investigation

australianmuseum.net.au/document/Plant2pollinator-Field-Activity