On New O’Hana Farm TN, I Spy Spider Webs!

When I was a little girl, the book Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White, was intriguing in that Charlotte worked very hard on her web. She was feeding herself to keep up her strength for her Spider Sac full of hundreds of babies. But, she unselfishly helped Wilbur, the pig, become famous so he would win awards and not be eaten. Since then, these Beautiful Webs have caught my eye when the morning dew is glistening from the sun rising and shining through this Elegant Trap.

Hanging on a thread, from her Spinnerets, to the Abdomen, then to her Silk Glands, the female spider can produce different kinds of Silk to use to trap prey. The spider works diligently to repair her web each day, or completely rebuild. Insects can come flying in at high speeds, thrashing and tearing the silk.

When I go outside, I look all around for something to share with my kids and grandkids. https://baynature.org/article/spiders/ This site showed a few drawings of webs, and descriptions.

I recommend taking photos of webs you find and have fun looking them up. Spiders, Arachnids, also Ticks, Mites, Scorpions, Harvestmen….. Arthropods, and the webs they make are quite extraordinary! Look at this!-http://www.explorit.org/science/spider.html

A Funnel Web perhaps. From the Spider Family Agelenidae, the Funnel Weaving Spider. This web is in our barn, low to the ground, at the entrance to our Hay Bales. Maybe a Grass Spider lives in there, racing out to deliver a venomous bite to it’s prey, and drag it back in to it’s home for a Tasty Spider Meal!

Type in-how many spiders are there in the world! Over 45,000 known species in the World! Enjoy Nature :)Jen

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Nancy says:

    Pretty cool webs! I love them when they have the morning dew on them.

    I have become frightened of spiders as last summer I was bitten by a brown recluse. It took a few months for my leg to recover fully and two rounds of strong antibiotics! Ugh!

    1. Gary New says:

      Oh no!! I am so very sorry this happened to you! I had a friend that was bit and it does take such much time and medicine to heal. Take care and have a wonderful week :)Jen

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