Ice and spiderlings

The alternating freeze and thaw we have been seeing here lately has made for some interesting ice formations. Unfortunately, the most beautiful and delicate patterns sunk into the creek bed the moment I stepped on the bank. A sure sign that spring is just around the corner, two of the three egg sacs that the … Continue reading

Is that you, Charlotte?

I found another Black and Yellow Argiope (Argiope aurantia) on the south side of the house – except this one is WAY bigger (and I thought the other one was pretty big). Her body is about the size of a dime, and there are usually several insects wrapped in silk surrounding her on the web. … Continue reading

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