Friday, August 28, 2009
The morning sun created just the right light to photograph this spider in the process of making her web outside of Jamie's window. We'd never seen this in action before and it was fascinating. The little spider crawled slowly around in a circle, stopping at each cross thread to do something with her two back legs. It was a very deliberate transferring movement that seemed to anchor one thread to another. I'm truly amazed at this process as I had no idea that web making took such a long time. Somehow in my mind I pictured the spider whizzing around in circles. This will make me think carefully before I sweep away any spider webs in my path.
I have one question though: Why is it that we see so many spider webs in the later summer and early fall? Don't spiders build webs all year?