Newspaper quotes Draney about big finish for spider season


Steady weather, a warm early autumn and the fact that this year’s hatchlings are big enough by now to spin their own webs, in plain view, are combining to make this seem like a banner year for spiders in Wisconsin. UW-Green Bay’s own arachnologist, Prof. Michael Draney of NAS, is quoted in a Janesville Gazette story. (The story is a little on the silly side but there’s also good info: Draney’s oft-stated reminder that spiders are good, mostly, and few “spider bites” actually are.)