Posts Tagged ‘webs’

Similar Web Varieties

Spider activities are increasing.

This web was easy to see from the computer. Notice the half of another web on the lower, back part of the web.

There’s two webs in this picture: one is obvious on the upper part of the dried vine. The other one is much smaller and is inside the rectangle of vine, with the small web in the upper left corner.

Several webs are almost too small to see. I always have the web between me and the sun, since there isn’t any looking directly at the sun. It’s just a matter of getting it all lined up to show all that’s involved.

Composition in Green

I was walking around the backyard this morning, looking for spiders and their webs. The composition of the three or four sunlit greens was a pleasant surprise.

I didn’t expect to find such an artistic design, and one with a spider in its web.

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.

Grass Spiders

October 2, 2015

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 For some reason, it surprised me to find grass spider webs this late in the season.

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I couldn’t find the entry tunnel for this one.

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I couldn’t see the spider until

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it came to the mouth of the tunnel.

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Their eggs overwinter in an egg sac, which is usually outside the web, sometimes under the bark of a nearby tree. The spiderlings disperse in the spring and build small webs apart from each other.

They are a quick-running spider and depend on speed to catch their prey.

I was also intrigued with the reflections on the dense dew drop covering the webs.