Hanging Out – There are More Where These Came From

Baby spiders in their web - Ellie Kennard 2016
Baby spiders in their web – Ellie Kennard 2016

This image, of a nest of tiny spiders (also visible on my Tiny Wildlife gallery http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/tiny-wildlife/) is a close-up of a nest I discovered when hanging out my laundry. At first I thought they were small bits of pollen that had got caught in the web which was blowing in the wind.

A closer look at baby spiders in their web - Ellie Kennard 2016
A closer look at baby spiders in their web – Ellie Kennard 2016

Then as I looked closer I saw that the ‘pollen’ was moving up and down on the strands of the web and I realized that they were baby spiders! A day later they were gone, either they were blown away on the wind or they had packed their bags and climbed down the pole ready for new spider lives.

Close-up of baby spiders in their web - Ellie Kennard 2016
Close-up of baby spiders in their web – Ellie Kennard 2016

I am planning content of a different kind, so watch for upcoming posts about this!

 

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    1. Not sure if he’s seen it, but I think you are right, knowing his love of all things buggy. They were as small as bits of pollen, Sandra. Now they’re going to be turning into big garden spiders, I guess.

    1. Thanks Linda! They are apparently Garden Spiders (Argiope aurantia). I was only so glad I could take those photographs as they went so soon afterwards!

  1. OMG! Baby European Garden Spiders! I found a few on my patio. Last year I transplanted a handful from a farmers market that was going to kill them all. So I scooped up as many as I could before the scurried away. But when I put them in my garden they left. I guess they didn't like my garden. Now I'm hoping to find a female Black and Yellow garden spider. No luck yet.

  2. And I thought that men were supposed to be the brave ones! LOL! How wonderful to have seen that. Our weather has been so windy and cold and wet that I'm surprised that any babies at all survived. But they are pretty hardy, it seems. +Christina Lihani

  3. This is so awesome! I know you aren't on fb but I posted a similar photo the other day!
    I followed your link and though I can enlarge the two photos via hoverzoom, I was unable to enlarge them by clicking on them. I can click on the others and use the arrow to go through the album — which I enjoyed!

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