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National Save a Spider Day

Celebrate National Save a Spider Day by learning more about these amazing creatures and helping to protect their habitats!
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It's time to celebrate National Save a Spider Day on March 14! This special day was created to highlight the importance of spiders in our environment. From providing food for other animals to helping keep insect populations in check, spiders play an essential role in keeping our ecosystems healthy and balanced. Plus, they're just so darn cute! Take a moment this March 14th to appreciate these eight-legged friends and do your part by saving a spider or two.

History of National Save a Spider Day

National Save a Spider Day Dates

National Save a Spider Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>330 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Ancient Appreciation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Greek philosopher Aristotle recorded observations about spiders, highlighting early human interest in these creatures.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>13th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Medieval Iconography</div><div class='timeline-text'>European cultures recognized spiders in art and literature, often symbolizing patience due to the intricate weaving of their webs.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1670</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Scientific Interest</div><div class='timeline-text'>Scientist Robert Hooke included a detailed illustration of a spider in his book Micrographia, expanding scientific interest in spiders.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1890</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Spider Conservation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Late 19th century conservation efforts included spiders among beneficial insects to protect in agricultural practice.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Arachnology Boom</div><div class='timeline-text'>Scientists worldwide studied spiders leading to numerous new species discoveries and a greater understanding of spider biodiversity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Save a Spider Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The inaugural National Save a Spider Day was celebrated, helping to raise awareness about the value and importance of spider conservation.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Save a Spider Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Observe spiders</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head outside and observe spiders in their natural habitat.  Look for spider webs, or just take a few minutes to watch a spider crawl around its home.  This is a great way to appreciate spiders and learn more about them.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Educate others</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spiders are often misunderstood, so use National Save a Spider Day to educate yourself and others about these amazing creatures.  Read up on some spider facts, and share them with your friends and family.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a spider habitat</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making a habitat in your backyard or garden is a great way to help out local spiders.  Make sure to include some twigs, rocks, logs, and foliage to create the perfect spot for spiders to call home.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a spider craft</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making a craft is the perfect way to celebrate National Save a Spider Day while having fun! Make a paper spider web, paint a picture of a spider, or make some cute spider socks—the possibilities are endless.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Plant flowers</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Flowers are great for attracting helpful bugs such as bees, ladybugs, and butterflies, which in turn attract spiders that help devour these bugs. Planting flowers is an excellent way to help create a balanced ecosystem in which spiders can thrive.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Save a Spider Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Spiders play an important role in the environment</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Spiders are incredibly beneficial to the world around us, as they help to keep insect populations in check and aid in regulating ecosystems. Spiders feast on pests such as mosquitos, flying ants, flies, and other small bugs that can be harmful to our gardens and crops.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Spiders are fascinating creatures</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Spiders come in all shapes & sizes with a wide array of different colors and patterns. They even possess unique behaviors and adaptations that scientists continue to discover more about every day. With so many different kinds of spiders out there, it's impossible not to admire these fascinating creatures!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Spiders are essential for healthy habitats</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Preserving spider habitats is an important part of protecting our own ecosystems. By safeguarding the natural homes & feeding grounds of spiders, we help ensure that our own environments remain healthy and balanced across the globe.</p></div></div>

5 Eye-opening Facts for Save a Spider Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Spiders Create Silk Stronger Than Steel</h3><p class='facts-content'>Spiders produce silk that is of amazing strength and elasticity. The silk from an orb-weaving spider is actually stronger than steel of the same thickness and has been considered for bulletproof vests.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Several Species of Spiders Can Walk on Water</h3><p class='facts-content'>Some spiders can walk on water and use their silk as an anchor, allowing them to move across a water surface to evade predators or catch prey that falls onto the water.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tarantulas Can Regenerate Lost Legs</h3><p class='facts-content'>Tarantulas, a well-known group of spider species, have the ability to regrow their legs. If they lose a limb, they can regrow it over several molting cycles.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Spiders Help Contribute to Medical and Technological Advancements</h3><p class='facts-content'>The venom of some spider species has contributed to medical research in areas like Alzheimer's disease and cardiac arrhythmia. Spider silk has also been studied for use in optical devices and bioengineered materials.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Spiders Can Survive in Many Different Habitats</h3><p class='facts-content'>Spiders are incredibly adaptable and can be found in a variety of environments all over the world, except for Antarctica. They inhabit mountains, forests, deserts, and even tidal zones.</p></div></div>

National Save a Spider Day FAQs

When is National Save a Spider Day?

National Save a Spider Day is celebrated on March 14 every year. In 2024 National Save a Spider Day will occur on a Thursday.

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