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Newstead Landcare presents ‘Spiders: Leaning to love them’ with Lynne Kelly

Posted on 4 August, 2023 by Hadley Cole

Our friends at Newstead Landcare Group are hosting an interesting presentation – Spiders: Learning to Love Them. Guest speaker Lynne Kelly – researcher, educator, Castlemaine local, and author of ‘Spiders: Learning to love them’ will talk us through her journey from arachnophobia to an obsession for spiders and all the wonderful things she has learnt along the way. Anyone who has been lucky enough to talk spiders with Lynne will know her passion for sharing their secret lives and personalities.

Jumping Spider. Photo by Patrick Kavanagh.

Lynne has authored 19 books, and in the 2022 Australia Day Honours she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for “significant achievement in science education through writing and research”. Her book, ‘Spiders: Learning to love them’ was judged the “Best book in the category of Natural History” in the 2009 Whitley Awards and awarded a Certificate of Commendation by the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. To learn more about the book – click here


Join Newstead Landcare Group and friends for a wonderful evening of learning!

When: Tuesday 15 August 2023, at 7:30pm 

Where: Newstead Community Centre, 9 Lyons St, Newstead 

All are welcome, gold coin donations appreciated.

For more information, please email or call 0418 428 721.

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