04.04.2021 Sunday 🕷

I was running the splitter for next year’s firewood and there was a whole lotta shakin’ goin on. I guess this fishing spider wanted to join the party.


  • I have many fishing spiders 🕷  in the woodpile but no fish. There’s lots of bark and other ground debris so maybe it’s a silverfishing spider. 😬

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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15 Responses to 04.04.2021 Sunday 🕷

  1. Todd Henson says:

    I love it! I never tire of these amazing little creatures. And silverfishing… too funny. 🙂 I just got back from having an Easter meal outside with my family and when we went to fold up the chairs we found a nice big hairy spider on the back of my mother’s chair. Looked like some form of jumping spider, but I’m not sure. And she wasn’t at all afraid of it, which I was happy to see. Even put her finger down to it to say hello. 🙂

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    • Which of the eight hands did the spider offer her? 🙂 I am fortunate that Mary Beth enjoys spiders even in the house. Some get escorted out if they are not indoorsy types. Thanks, Todd!

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  2. Peter Klopp says:

    Fishing spider or not it is a great snapshot of a spider, Steve.

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Awesome markings!

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  4. shoreacres says:

    There’s nothing fishy about your tale of shaking loose a spider in the woodpile. Can you imagine what that creature thought? (Assuming they think, of course — in the absence of thought, instinct will do. Shaking woodpile? Check it out!)

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    • There’s always the question on non-human thought. I think most do have thoughts of some sort although likely not anything similar to our own. Evolutionary instinct certainly but some strategies are remarkably complex so I believe there has to be some thought involved. Nothing fishy, indeed. I’ll be finding more of these and lots of others including wolf spiders based on previous years.

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  5. eremophila says:

    I’m also guessing that it’s a male, as I looked at it closely. Handsome creature.

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  6. No Little Miss Muffet for you.

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  7. Ann Mackay says:

    I hadn’t heard of a fishing spider before – now I have a mental image of one with a tiny fishing rod…LOL!

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