Spider Stories for Halloween

October 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

This having been an unusually wet summer, September saw a bumper crop of spiders. My front yard, dotted with trees and shrubs was draped in webs requiring quite a bit of dodging to avoid them. Tip #1: when scouting for webs keep your mouth firmly closed! I may have gotten a little carried away, but it was SO MUCH FUN! watching them spin and weave through my camera’s lens. My new slide show offers a variety of webs and spiders appropriately timed for Halloween. Yellow and black Spiny Backed and Arrow Backed Orb Weavers are caught in the midst of their craft. Some are consummate artists. Others need a bit more practice. My most surprising discovery was that of a large, hairy, brown spider that made a stunning capture of a large, green grasshopper. But it wasn’t the grasshopper that surprised me. It was the fact that after devouring her catch she dug out an acorn cap and for several days sat in it like Miss Muffet on her tuffet. I had no idea a spider would sit in an acorn cap. Did you? Click on Home at the top of this blog to see the slide show with all the photos. Click on the slide and then on the image to enlarge it and read the caption. Which ones do you like the best?


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