Spider Sniffing Class

We went camping this weekend and attended a Spider Sniffing class!

We listened to a fascinating park specialist discuss local geology and wildlife…

After a lovely talk about spiders, we were given instructions on how to sniff out spiders at night! 

Some spiders actually smell like chocolate, bubble gum, and peanut butter!

Just kidding! But the lady had the kids going for a little bit LOL!!

Actually there is an amazing way to find spiders at night… And I’m going to tell you how πŸ•·

  • Hold the flashlight at eye level
  • Crouch down
  • Scan the lighted area for small glowing eyes
  • You should see pairs of emerald green flashes… That’s spider eyes!

It really works and it’s amazing all the eyes you will see staring at you at night! πŸ‘€ πŸ•·πŸ‘€

When we completed the class and everyone learned how to see spider eyes in the dark, we became members of the secret spider sniffers club! I can’t tell you the secret handshake or secret greeting! πŸ˜‰


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  1. You all do the neatest things! Never heard of spider sniffing before. I’ve never tried to see them with a flashlight, but, on foggy mornings, it amazes me how many spider webs are on the grass and trees.

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  2. That is a fab idea, we might try it in the garden. I am not sure if uk spiders are as interesting but worth a go! I did find a massive one in the pasta the other day and had to try and work out at what stage it had got in…. Not going to lie…. I just spooned it out and fed it to them anyway….. πŸ˜‚

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  3. Very cool… will definitely try this back in Australia when I next visit!

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