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Dinner Time

We have plenty of these spiders in the garden – the Cross Spider, or common garden spider. They weave the most spectacular orb webs. This one is particularly well fed, with a large, rounded abdomen. As you can see, this one is feeding on an insect, previously caught in the web.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

This is what I love about the spider, during the morning they take the web out so other animals didn’t notice the trap then when the sunset is near they weave again, fast and quick to catch some food. They are very clever at making traps to get food.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Carrie OLeary
1 year ago

I love the industriousness of the spider. No matter how many times their house was damaged they keep on rebuilding it again and again.

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Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
1 year ago

When you think about it, it’s a very strange and fascinating world we live in. The idea of making webs to catch their food is an incredibly complex thing for a little insect. How did evolution lead to that detail? Again, great photo, Carrie.

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

I think the point Christer is trying to make Carrie, is that nature has this inner evolutionary wisdom, as opposed to human intelligence. Nature leaves us so many unanswered questions. Mmmmmm! Still don’t much like spiders Carrie!

Last edited 1 year ago by Eric Radcliffe
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Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

On a lighter note Carrie, does your husband say to you – oh no, not another Spiderman film!!!

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Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
1 year ago

You have such a great knowledge on the spider, I had no idea about any of these facts. The picture is amazing. I love the patterns on the spider’s body.

Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
Reply to  Carrie OLeary
1 year ago

They are amazing creatures.

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