Tag Archives: Entelegynae

10.01.2022 Too Close for Comfort Spidurday?

Dark Fishing Spider-Dolomedes tenebrosus Who sees my little friend?  Look closely if you dare.  🙂 Most often I find these in the wood pile but it was chilly last night so this one must have sought warmer shelter.

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09.17.2022 Dew-draped Spiderday

Yesterday morning we had another lovely foggy start.  I headed over to the Conte Refuge in Hadley to shoot, again, a walnut grove with straight rows and some mystery at the end of the row. Once done with that I … Continue reading

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09.14.2022 Web Wednesday-Marbled Orbweaver

Just as large and hairy as the Spotted Orbweaver I posted a while back but a lot more beautiful. Marbled Orbweaver-Araneus marmoreus.  I don’t know if this is true for all this species but unlike the Spotted and other orbweavers … 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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