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09.12.2020-2 Spidurday

Well, Gary has his Webnsday and I won’t probably keep this going as faithfully as he has but I have become a bit more interested in Arachnids. Shamrock Orbweaver- Araneus trifolium. So this dreamboat decided to inhabit our bee balm, maybe to … Continue reading

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08.30.2020-2 “Ooh somebody, ooh somebody. Can anybody find me somebody to hug?”

With apologies to Freddie. In between showers I found this lonely White-banded Crab Spider-Misumenoides formosipes longingly waiting for somebody, anybody to hug. Unfortunately for this fly, the spider wanted more than a hug. Lonely No longer lonely…or hungry Crab spiders … Continue reading

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08.28.2020-2 Bedtime Spider

Bentley always goes out just before we go to bed.  Tonight I noticed another web below where the Spotted Neoscona had been last week.  This spider was much smaller and at first in the dark and with it being so … Continue reading

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08.24.2020 Macro Monday-Spidah and Grasshoppah

The 180 came back last week and this weekend was my first time out with it.  Saturday was a big disappointment.  Pretty much every image was not very good as a result of everything coated with so much dew that … Continue reading

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08.17.2020 Macrarachnido Monday

Arachnid was in the title so you were warned.  🙂 Friday evening at bedtime I took Bentley out into the backyard.  I carry a 1400 lumen flashlight that lights up the whole yard and I noticed above one of the … Continue reading

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06.20.2020 Creepy Saturday

Not everyone is creeped out by spiders, but I felt a warning was fair.  🙂 While looking for the orchids yesterday and before happening upon the damselfly, I noticed this Arabesque Orbweaver with its bagged lunch on a leaf. For … Continue reading

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09.08.2019 Coincidental ties in to recent conversations

The last few days, Steve and I have remarked about a couple of things, hornet nests and leaf-roller spiders.  As luck would have it, I had a chance yesterday to photograph both subjects here in the yard. The first we … Continue reading

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