Now that we are starting to see some insects in the yard, the Cross Spiders have returned. These spiders are not native but pretty soon they will be everywhere. They spin large orb webs between trees and plants and wait in the middle of the web for an insect to fly into it.
See the white cross on its abdomen (the large rear body segment)? That is how they get their name.
This one has already caught a meal. Bugs beware!