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Leap into the rarely-seen world of jumping spiders! See real specimens, detailed 3D models and learn what the preferred habitat is for these fascinating creatures. We’re going on an easy hike to discover more about jumping spiders and other invertebrates. Get up close and personal with some critters and gain real-world experience with catch and release sampling on the hike!

Today’s event

  • Theme: Jumping Spiders
  • Price: $14 per adult/child pair, includes park entrance fee. $7 per additional person.
  • Audience: Best suited for children in grades K-6.
  • Location: Witness Tree Junction trailhead near the intersection of SE County Road 2082 and County Road 234
  • Instructors: Dr. Lisa Taylor, Assistant Research Scientist at UF’s Entomology and Nematology Department

Masks are recommended for this program.


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Please note we will be meeting at Alachua Conservation Trust’s Witness Tree Junction, NOT at the Prairie Creek Lodge.

The trailhead is located near the corner of County Road 234 and SE County Road 2082, parking is available at the same location right next to the Hawthorne Trail. GPS coordinates for this location are 29.596036, -82.228025.

About this program

This socially distant, personalized tour of the park is ideal for homeschool or learning pod groups. There is no admission or parking charge so feel free to stay after our program ends to explore the park or trail further, have a picnic lunch or enjoy nature!

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