One of our members, Amanda, who was helping with the composting work
last weekend, said she suffered a very nasty bite from a spider, which
was probably a False Widow. Her arm swelled up badly and there are two
fang marks clearly visible. She is OK now, but this is a warning to
wear gloves and long sleeves and trousers when working in areas where
spiders may be lurking.
For more info on them, here is a link: nhm.ac.uk/discover/how-dangerous-are-false-widow-spiders.html