Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Spiders, Anyone?

Here are some of our eight legged local personalities:
This is Araneus Diadematus
or the Cross Garden spider, a very shy orb weaver. She remakes her web every evening and is a very good insect control. If you'd like one, I could send one-we have lots!

Here is her handiwork:

This is Micrathena gracilis (no common name). Have you ever seen anything weirder? We see these all over the nearby parks. They are just about a half inch long and spin these fantastic webs over three feet wide sometimes-and usually right across the trails!



  1. OK ... that second one is too cool.

  2. Hey there,
    Thanks for letting me know you moved from HSB. I also have a here. :)
    ~Christina a.k.a. giggles3

  3. Those are such cool photos! I love the butterfly ones too!


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