Wilma the Weather Spider

Shortly after i discovered Odessa and Piper i noticed a different type of spider on the property gate in the evenings and mornings. She would hold on for dear life every time the gate swung open. She turned out to be a spotted orb weaver. She had the most stunning bright red legs. I noticed she would take down her web every time bad weather was on the way and put it back up when the rain, sleet, or wind had passed. For this reason i dubbed her “wilma the weather spider”. Wilma was a joy to watch. She was very active, always either constructing or deconstructing a web. she quickly became my new favorite for the simple fact of her bright red legs. For around a month i used her behavior to tell me if it was going to rain overnight. Whenever the weatherman on the radio disagreed with her, he was wrong.

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