TUNKHANNOCK — What has eight legs, eight eyes and flies through the air but doesn’t have wings?
A spider, of course!
It’s no joke – spiders can fly. But not like one may think. Participants in the Endless Mountains Nature Center’s Little People and Nature program Wednesday, March 30 at the Dietrich Theater learned a spider can “fly” through the air by hanging from a “string” that comes from its abdomen.
The children also learned that hummingbirds use spider webs when building their nests to hold the other nesting materials together and bind it to the tree branches.
The program, which included spider-themed crafts, books and other activities, was sponsored by the Overlook Estate Foundation and taught by naturalist Rebecca Lesko.