Thursday, October 24, 2013

Beautiful Orb Weaver

I was out trimming and tidying yesterday and saw a beautiful orb weaver resting against one of the sage stems. She was there again this evening, so I was able to get a couple of pictures of her on the web as well. One of the things I find fascinating is that, though she is beautiful and brightly colored, she also blends in quite well; if I hadn't been kneeling at just that angle, she'd have just looked like another seed pod and leaf combination.
I have a question about her on bugguide; I'm guessing a Neoscona. Maybe an arabesca? But that's where I *really* stop knowing what to look for. Anyway, she is beautiful.

Sunday, October 6, 2013