13th October 2013
Spider shown in its natural and defensive poses. This little one was soooo tiny, I didn’t think my camera would pick him up.
Erie Canal Way, Western New York
8th April 2012
As flood waters ravaged the area in March, spiders took to (slightly) higher ground on this bush in Wagga Wagga, Australia. Because the year has been so wet in Australia, there may have been a boom in insect numbers, leading to an increased number of spiders as well.
The rampant webs that blanketed vast stretches of Wagga Wagga are likely a dispersal mechanism that allows spiders to move out of places where they’d surely be drowned.
The number and expanse of webs around the area was described as looking like snow.
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