What happens to tarantulas in winter?

(Tarantulas live throughout the Southwest. But where do they go during our cold high altitude winters? I wrote this piece for Santa Fean Magazine, where it first appeared in October 2020.) New Mexicans are used to seeing tarantulas on roadways and trails in the early fall, when males leave the safety of their burrows on a grueling march for a mate.  They can travel miles … Continue reading What happens to tarantulas in winter?