Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Spiders: Still Going Strong

I had thought the recent cold and rain would have finished off the big spiders for the year. There aren't very many around the yard any more, but on a recent visit to the Shipley Nature Center, I found them still busy spinning and still stacking webs, one on top of another, overhead.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Spider Webs in Huntington Beach Central Park

After the rain, the park was full of these sturdy half-webs.

I tried pinging one of the threads to see if I could spot the builder, but I guess I don't know how to sound much like a bug. The owners were pretty clearly up in the bushes with their feet on the doorbell line, but no one answered my knocking. The centers are interesting, very convoluted and angular.