I noticed these nice cloud patterns over our patio pond this week. The rush spikes still have their seed heads. Hold on though- one of them looks a little strange.
Another Cross Spider! They are everywhere. This is just above the spot that was in my last post where a Cross Spider didn’t . . . → Read More and See Photos: Rush in the Sky
With the weather changing, I’ve noticed a lot less Cross Spiders and their webs recently. This large one was still around but unfortunately fell into my patio pond. It was probably a female due to its size (males are smaller).
Related posts:Cross Spiders are harmlessCross Spider Gets a MealReally a . . . → Read More and See Photos: Cross Spider All Wet
This Harvestman is safely resting on one of my garden plants. They are all over my yard and are welcome to find food as they please. This one has clearly lost a couple of legs on its right side.
This one has lost a lot more than just a couple of legs! I . . . → Read More and See Photos: Harvestman in Flytrap
It is amazing what you can see after a little rain falls. This web has probably been in this plant in my front yard for a while now. But, until it got wet, I did not see it.
Rain overnight mixed with some sunlight in the morning is the perfect combination for taking . . . → Read More and See Photos: Watery Web
This flower was looking strange in my garden. It appeared that it had been squeezed shut. I figured there must be a spider involved and, sure enough, there it is among the petals.
This spider resembles an American House Spider, but is clearly something different. Exploring further, I believe it might be similar . . . → Read More and See Photos: Not Another Candy Stripe Spider?
This week I saw this Boxelder Bug crawling on a small Douglas Fir tree in our backyard. The tree is only about 4 feet high, and this bug was somewhere in the middle. It seems to be on the edge of a large spider web. What is that dark hole in front of it?
. . . → Read More and See Photos: Spider Lair
Over the past few weeks I have noticed a lot of cross spiders. They seem to be everywhere.
I walk into webs when I leave the house in the morning, and if I wander anywhere off the beaten path around the yard I also get a face full of web. I’ve talked to . . . → Read More and See Photos: Cross Spiders Are Everywhere
I noticed some movement on my white roses the other day and decided to take a closer look. Sure enough, a Crab Spider was lurking underneath with freshly caught prey. Crab Spiders are able to change their color somewhat to more closely resemble the flower they are hiding under. This one is pure white- . . . → Read More and See Photos: Crab Spider Coming Up Roses