Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Road, Camden, will host a talk by entomologist Clay Kirby on the diversity of Maine’s spider species Tuesday, March 19 at noon. Kirby will discuss the many species that call Maine home, and the important ecological roles they hold.

Kirby has served as the insect diagnostician with the Pest Management Office of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension since 1985, where he trouble-shoots a wide variety of insect-related problems for ornamental, household, fruit, and vegetable growers.

This lecture is part of the Winter Talk series. Admission is $5, with free admission granted for Merryspring members. For more information, contact or call 236-2239.