A Morning Surprise … a Big Surprise!


   I recently started going for mornings walks around our backyard about 7 a.m. to look for spider webs.


   Then Sunday morning (October 3) I woke to a dense fog. It didn’t take me long to get outside with my camera. I couldn’t see the back of the yard from the house. We have two acres.


Obviously, there were the “common-shaped” webs. I found ones in all sizes, from the small  ones to ones from three feet in diameter.


Some weren’t completely finished. This one looked like it came apart near the center.


This web was in the magnolia tree. It looks like a tangled “mess” that would capture prey.


How can this web hold its shape with all the multi-sized drops lining every strand?


I wonder how long silk will remain from the web.


I saw a few webs like this one up to three feet tall.


This web is designed to capture insects that enter the separated area.


I wondered if this web was completed or if it was what remained.


The hackberry tree above appeared practically covered with webs, especially at the top.

These are only a few of the 240 pictures I took that morning!

What I don’t understand now is, “where did all the spiders go?” Where had all the spiders been before this web-a-thon?  I only found three webs the next morning and one this morning.

9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Therese Beavers on October 6, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Holy cow! Spiders are such fantastic creators. Incredible photos!!!!!!Bravo!


  2. Nature really is a mystery, thanks for all those interesting pictures.


  3. Amazing, all the different web designs for different species of spiders.


    • There is quite a difference in the webs. I started going out about 63:30 a.m. every morning and making a round of the back yard … and then the foggy morning, I just have to check the backyard every morning. There has been only a few of them. … so I figure I have a lot to learn.


  4. That’s why I don’t like to stay in the house.


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