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Marshall-Putnam Cloverbuds learn spiders are not so scary

Avery Schaer, Beau and Elsie Barrow show us they are not afraid of spiders.
Avery Schaer, Beau and Elsie Barrow show us they are not afraid of spiders.

HENRY — Cloverbuds (4-H youth ages 5-7) participated in a spider workshop on Oct. 31 at the University of Illinois Extension, Marshall-Putnam 4-H office in Henry.

The Cloverbuds listened to facts about spiders from Abrianne Holler. They learned about the life cycle of spiders and how they are good for our environment.

Anne Scheel, 4-H & Youth Development Program Coordinator, read the book “I’m Trying to Love Spiders” by Bethany Barton. The youth made a spider out of a pumpkin, and then they created their own spider treat out of cookies, candy and pretzels. All the kiddos said they would try to love spiders.

For more information, call University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle and Marshall-Putnam Unit Office at 815-224-0889. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and Oglesby on the IVCC campus.

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