Cross Spiders Are Everywhere

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 neighbors and co-workers and everyone seems to be noticing that they are all over the place.

Cross Spiders are easy to identify- they spin orb-shaped webs and have an obvious white cross on their backs- see this post for a good photo.

As you can see from these photos, the spiders seem to have plenty to eat.  I suppose that is part of the reason why they seem to have filled every single inch of space in the yard.

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