birdwatchers - spiderwatchers?

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Subject: birdwatchers - spiderwatchers?
From: david taylor <>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 20:59:50 +1100
As we all know bird watching is an international pass time with many devotees, clubs, twitchers, activities, guides, tours, etc etc etc

With all the talk of spiders it prompted the thought why other creatures such as spiders or insects, lizards or even mammals doesnt attract the same level of participation as birds and birding seems to.

Are there full scale spider listers or mammal twitchers or the lizard watchers club?

Not suggesting that there are not those out there interested or some organisations involved in these other creatures, but as far I see not at the same levels of participation and passion that birds and birding has? .... I wonder why?

Others may have a thought or disagree with me on this as a topic for discussion.


David Taylor

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