In the news: Draney offers spider story expertise
UW-Green Bay’s resident Spider Man, NAS Prof. Mike Draney, shared his expertise for a weekend Green Bay Press-Gazette story on an eight-legged behemoth (relatively speaking) currently experiencing a population boom in Northeastern Wisconsin. The fishing spider is the largest found in the state — it can reach three inches in size — but is harmless to humans, the story says. Draney said he’s noticed an increase in fishing spider sightings, and added that due to the arachnid’s three-year lifespan, it can be difficult to tell when or why a population increase may have occurred. “It definitely makes an impression,” Draney said. You can check out some photos, read the story and judge for yourself — click here.