Spiders are amazing creatures. Learn to identify different species in your area and the many ways they catch their food. They are the engineers of the invertebrate world!
Investiture Achievement Connection: This Honor is related to the Investiture Achievement requirements for GUIDE Nature Study which require (as one of two options) doing a spider web study project which meets Requirement 5 of this Honor. This Honor is a popular choice for the Level 2 or 3 Nature Honor required of FRONTIER GUIDES.
The Challenging Part
The most challenging requirement of this honor is probably this:
1. Do one of the following:
- a. Collect, identify, and preserve at least 16 species of spiders. Place on each specimen bottle a label showing the locality and date of capture and the spider's common or scientific name.
- b. Make colored drawings or paintings of at least 16 species of spiders, life size or larger and in natural coloring. Label each with its common or scientific name.
- c. Take color photos of at least 16 species of spiders. Identify each picture as to its locality, date taken and the common or scientific name of the spider.