Garden Orb Weaver after first moult – Topside. 25/4/2020 Ark.
Crab Spider. Back Garden, this afternoon. Ark.
Garden Orb Spider. First time I have encountered this species in the garden. What a treat! Underside. Ark.
Tiny hairy field spider photographed this afternoon using a cellphone as my Canon is currently on the blink. Photo credit: Ems. As we are all about to fully batten down the hatches, I’ll dedicate this to my missus and all you hooligans out there. Ark.
Recently rescued rain spider. It took almost a week for the wasp venom to wear off and while there are still signs of paralysis this one seems in better shape than the previous one. He’s taking water, but no food just yet. Good morning! Me and my pal soon after my morning jog. Ems … More International Rescue
A call to, ”Come and look who’s in the Table Tennis Shed!” had me grabbing my camera and tootling up the garden path. And when I saw this young lady, I was grinning from ear to ear. As you can see, only a baby. So sparse have the Rain Spiders been at our spot this … More Sunday Smile!
Crab Spider. 25 June ’19 So scarce these past two years that seeing this very handsome young lady among a patch of lavender had me smiling from ear to ear. Ark
Mrs Bert takes a stroll. The ”white line” is a strand of web. Ark.
Okay, call me mad – you certainly won’t be the first, I can assure you, and probably not the last, but I believe that, irrespective of the species, limb damage needs a certain amount of physiotherapy. To this end, I take Mrs Bert out of her abode a couple of times a day and … More It’s Spider time!
My friend, Mrs R, was always an arachnophobe, and was not at all interested in Mrs Bert, our perfectly harmless rescued rain spider. She would not even come near when I first introduced her, but slowly, over the past few weeks, every time she has visited she has taken an interest. And unbeknownst to … More Incy Wincy. Conquering a lifelong fear.
Photos taken this evening. Click on either image if you want an even closer view. She has been eating over the past three days, which is a relief (she is eating in these photos) and she looks as if she is on the mend. Certainly she has filled out a little and lost … More Incy Wincy: Update.
Taking Young Bert out for a bit of fresh air. Recovery is a slow process it seems, and feeding him is becoming an issue. We offered two small crickets but he declined. Well, we know one escaped and the other was not in the container when we went to look later. It may have escaped … More Incy Wincy – Bert Diaries