My Tarantula Treks Piece on KQED

At KQED studio!

Today’s my birthday and for this special occasion, I’m inviting you to tune in to KQED (88.5FM) tomorrow Friday October 21 and listen to the Perspectives piece I recorded last week on tarantulas! It will air at 6.06am, 7.35am and 11.30pm.It’s only a 2-minute piece so timeliness will be of the essence. If you miss the piece, you can listen to it at will on the radio archives here.

Since all Mount Diablo tarantula treks are full for 2011, here are other tarantula trek options that you can join with your kids and have a good old hair-rising time:

  • Tantalizing Taratantulas! Sunday October 23, 2011. 2-3pm. Tilden Park, Tilden Nature Area. Why did the tarantula cross the trail? Let’s learn interesting facts about these arachnids. Meet the Tilden Nature Area’s  resident tarantula and learn the best spots to find these critters come mating season! This is a drop-in program; no registration is required. For information, call (510) 544-2233.
  • Tarantula Travels. Saturday October 29, 2011. 1.30-3pm. Del Valle Regional Park. It’s tarantula mating season! Run for the hills for this educational experience and shake hands with an amorous arachnid. Meet at Campground Amphitheater – park in overflow lot behind the campstore. Ages 7+yrs This is a drop in program; no registration is required. For information, call (510) 544-3249.
If you want to learn more about tarantulas, check out the Bay Area Tarantula Society, a fan club for the hairy fuzzy stuff.
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Laure Latham

Laure is an author, environmental advocate, blogger, open water swimmer and now mother. She's passionate about inspiring families to enjoy the outdoors with their children, learning to unplug and living a healthy lifestyle, giving kids life skills and exploring the world around us sharing Family Friendly, Fun Ideas for the whole family on Frog Mom.

3 Responses to “My Tarantula Treks Piece on KQED”

  1. October 20, 2011 at 7:54 pm, nicole said:

    my husband took his school club up to mt. diablo this past saturday and they saw tarantula on the road as they were driving to the summit…they did not see them at rock city though.
    happy b-day!


  2. October 20, 2011 at 8:39 pm, Frog Mom said:

    @Nicole, that’s awesome! Ah yes, the road – it looks like a busy tarantula crossing lane. Thanks for the bday wishes!


  3. October 24, 2011 at 11:12 am, Erika said:

    Laure, It was so good to hear you on KQED! I just checked out your apple picking adventure and I think we may make a venture to Santa Cruz this weekend! Thanks so much for your great research. Erika Kelly



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