Loretta Barnard

Robert Whyte: Your friendly neighbourhood spiderman dispels some arachnophobic assumptions

Spiders in this country get a terrible rap. However, we've wrangled the finest mind in the Queensland Museum, Robert Whyte, to explain why we should embrace them.

    If you’re afraid of spiders, allow me to introduce you to the Christmas Jewel Spider, vibrantly coloured orange, yellow and black. Put two together and you have a fabulous ... Read the full article
Loretta Barnard

Loretta Barnard is a freelance writer and editor who, in a long career, has done almost everything possible in the book publishing industry. These days she actively pursues her love of music, literature and theatre, and is something of a wannabe roving ambassador for the creative and performing arts.