Saturday, August 20, 2011

Spider in the Park

It's fall and the spiders have gotten big enough to photograph again. They're also building bigger webs, often right in the path.

This neoscona crucifera (at least, that's my guess. I also have a question out, as per the usual!) was actually fairly sensible about working to the side of the path. It was the crazy photographer who slogged through the mud for a look.

Isn't he a handsome arachnid?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wolf Spider in Huntington Beach Central Park

The grass in Huntington Beach Central Park was full of bugs. Hundreds and hundreds of bugs flying and running everywhere, with a seemingly never-ending flow of these spiders (I'm pretty sure wolf spiders) hunting through the grass and running across the edges of Talbert Lake after them.