New spider science confirming Northern Widow likely in Ottawa area

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By Mike Vlasveld, 1310 News, August 9, 2018

Although they are rarely seen, new research on North American spiders shows the Northern Widow does exist in eastern Ontario and parts of Quebec.

Professor and Dean of Students at McGill University Christopher Buddle told The Rick Gibbons Show on 1310 NEWS, as the climate changes, ranges for certain species will shift, and professional observations to track those shifts have been few and far between.

That's why he and his team recruited volunteers to help collect numbers for their project.

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