The Australian Peacock Spider. Its mating rituals are just as bizarre as its appearance.
Fabulous video. Watch this.
I was never one for bugs… but now that I’ve been spending many of my waking hours at the Academy, I’ve developed a thicker skin and even a bit of a fondness for them. Good timing, since the Academy’s highly-anticipated Bug Fest is this weekend!
As I was gathering supplies for the activities I created for next week’s camp theme: Ancient Animals, I was amid the hustle and bustle of the education department’s Bug Fest preparations. It’s a crazy-huge event at the Academy, with a TON of fun events for science-lovers of all ages, including insect cuisine. I may or may not have tried my first chocolate chirp cookie… you don’t even want to know.