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.
A few weeks ago as I was walking up the path to the shed I saw this …. 2nd October an adult Pompilid Wasp had caught a juvenile Rain Spider, and after stinging and paralyzing it, was proceeding to drag it back to its nest. Once there -if it had not done so already – … More Incy Wincy International Rescue.
Upon our return from walking the dogs this afternoon, Ems pointed to a pompilid wasp on the driveway and said, “Careful!” However, at that stage she had not noticed the Rain Spider. When I saw it I pointed it out. Upon further investigation it was obvious the wasp had already stung her. I have tried … More Hunter Killer on the Loose! Not for the faint hearted.
This series of photographs was taken last March. Strictly speaking it isn’t a web but rather a nest, constructed among the Jasmine against the garden shed – and full of babies, hence Mummy Rain Spider, who is normally quite docile is very protective, as you can see! some idea To give some idea of size … More Incy Wincy – For Roda.