This Year’s Additional Orb Weavers

Usually i write a separate post for each orb weaver where i detail their differing personalities but honestly this year i havent been home enough to fully appreciate them. Working 7 days a week i barely discover them but admire them in passing…

Ailith

I found another orb weaver with a giant web stretched between two trees. This one is located in front of the tool shed right before the orchard. I named her Ailith. Now Tove has a neighbor. I am ecstatic about the existence of both of them! There are two giant ones in May already. This …

The Quest for Emmy award winning Spider footage

Webs of Intrigue; a national geographic tape from the 1980s that was so good it won an emmy; a tape promising 45 whole minutes of spider behavior and web weaving. I had to have it. Why? It featured my favorite spider, the orb weaver. If i had this tape, i could see orb weavers whenever …

The Strange and Brutally Short Life Cycle of Spiders

I first spotted Crystal while mowing the grass on the west side of the house. She had made a web up against the side of the house and attached it to a tall weed in the grass. I spoke to her and told her she was welcome and warned her of the danger of praying …

Merlin

This is definitely a male orb weaver. I’m not entirely sure what kind but i’m hoping a male spotted orb weaver because the female spotted orb weaver is my favorite kind of spider and if he finds a girlfriend, hopefully there will be more. It was a sizable male specimen as the male spiders are …

An Old Friend is Found, a Young Life is Lost, and the Girls Run with Coyotes

There’s not a lot of pictures for this post and there’s a good reason for that. I was busy. There was neither time nor hands to fiddle with a camera that day. So, you’ll just have to use your imagination. I had parked the car and unloaded my work bags. The sun was setting so …