130810 Today’s prompt is “red” … instead I’m going show you some spiders.


I always have to take a closer look …



Top one is some kind of social spider – I spotted at least 4-5 (females?) living in that one cobweb seen in the first photo – Like a little arachnid apartment complex!  Pretty sure the bottom one is a silver garden orbweaver.  The criss-cross strands of silk you see is called the stabilimentum (great vocab word, no?).


Burs: the price you pay for being a little adventurous.  But hey, I’d rather have a few of these stuck to my pants than fire ant bites on my toes.



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