Tag Archives: Chelicerata

08.22.2022 Macro Monday-Arachnobics beware!

Look into my eyes! On August 13th I found two of these spiders, both the same species, but with different colors. White-banded Crab Spider-Misumenoides formosipes on, of all things, Boneset in our yard. And another on Joe Pye Weed in Brickyard. … Continue reading

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07.24.2022 Today I learned a new behavior and the word for it.

While photographing in the yard Friday afternoon, I noticed a Goldenrod Crab spider with it’s bumblebee prey and made several photographs. (Note, this is not Nature at its prettiest but all part of the grand scheme of things.) Through the … Continue reading

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08.08.2021 Wild nature in the home

I am sure a couple of you might have run out of the room screaming if you found this on your bathroom vanity first thing in the morning. Obviously, I did run out of the room but to fetch my … Continue reading

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