birdwatchers - spiderwatchers?

To: david taylor <>
Subject: birdwatchers - spiderwatchers?
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 23:24:34 +1100

There are several Herpetology groups at least 3 Frog groups,a native fish group, at least one Arachnology group, several native plant societies, groups for Bats and Cetaceans and Mammals. That list is not exhaustive, As well there are the various groups that fall under "Field Naturalists". Then you have the Earth Sciences related groups. It seems that if it walks, crawls, flies or just sits there and looks vaguely interesting, there is a group of people out there determined to bother it :)


Carl Clifford
On 18/03/2008, at 8:59 PM, david taylor wrote:

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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