Prof. Mike Draney guest speaks on WPR
UWGB Prof. Michael Draney (Natural and Applied Sciences) was featured on Wisconsin Public Radio last week (July 13th), to discuss the major spider donation to the Richter Museum of Natural History in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. The 10,000 specimens came from Professor John “Jack” Kaspar PhD, an arachnologist who had been collecting and researching the spiders for 30 years, until his death late last year. Kaspar chose the Richter Museum because of his friendship with the curator, Tom Erdman, and also because Prof. Draney is one of the only arachnologists in the state. Draney spoke on why this collection is so important, and what this means for future research. Listen to the full interview here.