SPIDERS: Did you know that spiders inhabit every continent on Earth except for Antarctica? For those who don't suffer from arachnophobia -- that's fear of spiders, you know -- there's a new creepy, crawly exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, which will run through June 2012. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, and $6 for children. NICOLE CAMMORATA
"TREES AND GARDENS": Photographer Joseph Flack Weller's work in monochromatic photography was inspired by his uncle, renowned lithographer Stow Wengenroth. The exhibit "Trees and Gardens" at the Arnold Arboretum features Weiler's black and white images of natural areas in and around Boston. The exhibit run at the Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall through Dec. 17. MILVA DIDOMIZIO
CRANBERRY BOG TOURS: The Cape Cod Cranberry Bog & Farm in Harwich is offering guided tours of its grounds this month, where visitors can learn about the cranberry growing process, wet and dry harvests, and equipment. Contrary to what some people may think, though, whether a cranberry floats or not has nothing to do with its ripeness. The way to tell a good cranberry from a bad cranberry? A good one will bounce. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for children, and those under 6 are free. NC
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