T H E   A R A C H N I D S

The arachnids are an incredibly diverse and important group of invertebrates, which unfortunately are often underappreciated. Without them, we would be overrun with pesky mosquitos and important plants would be descimated by herbivorous insects! In Britain the main groups of arachnids that can be found are spiders, harvestmen, mites, ticks and even scorpions!

Appreciating these animals for some is an accquired taste - though I guarantee that once you start to understand them, fear and discomfort can easily turn into fascination!