A Morning Surprise … a Big Surprise!

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

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   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.

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

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

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

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

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I wonder how long silk will remain from the web.

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

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

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

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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.

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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!

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

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

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    • 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.

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

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