Stories in the ‘Arachnids’ Category

The Buzz on the Bug House

Posted by in Arachnids,Bugs,Zoo News


Spring is just around the corner, and you know what that means – bugs, and lots of them! Last May, the Houston Zoo unveiled its Bug House with the new wombat exhibit as part of the John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo. With more than 30 different species of invertebrates living in the Bug House and […]

Spotlight on the Species: Arachnids

Posted by in Arachnids,Zoo News

Little known fact: Sometimes jumping spiders wear water droplets for hats

  On Saturday, May 17, from 9:30 to 3:30, the Houston Zoo is going to celebrate some amazing arachnids with a Spotlight on the Species Event in the front plaza of the John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo!  Come help us build an epic yarn spider web, play some games, and meet some of the Zoo’s […]

Spiders spotlighted at the Houston Zoo

Posted by in Arachnids,Featured Creatures,Insects,Naturally Wild Swap Shop

Spineybacked Orbweaver

Right now there is a group that you wouldn’t expect working hard to help you.  They are working really hard to help you with pest control.  If they are in your house, you could see 2,000 LESS insects inside your home over the course of a year. Who are these fabulous helpers?  Spiders!  And, on May 17 from 9:30 to […]