Tarantula crossing the road

This photograph of a tarantula was taken at our home just outside of the Tucson city limits.

Desert Duets: Desert Tarantula Resources

Informational Books:

Tarantula by Alice McKinty (PowerKids, 2002)

The Tarantula: An Owner's Guide to a Healthy, Happy Pet by Lenny Frank, Jr. (Howell Book House, 1998)

The Tarantula Scientist by Sy Montgomery, photographs by Nic Bishop (Houghton Mifflin, 2004)

Fiction Book:

An Interview with Harry the Tarantula by Leigh Ann Tyson, illustrated by Henrik Drescher (National Geographic, 2003)

Web Sites:

ASDM Sonoran Desert Especially for Kids: "Animal Fact Sheet: Tarantula"

Bird and Hike: "Desert Tarantula" (Excellent photographs)

Desert USA: "About Tarantulas" (Includes a link to a video)

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Launched: February 2008
Updated: 24 July 2009