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How Many Spiders?

Saturday, October 3rd 2015

Several days this week, driving around the corner near the heath, saw a spectacular display of dew covered webs!   The camera does not do it justice.  

Spiders webs on the heath

Most of the webs appeared empty, no doubt the spiders were resting, deep in the vegetation, after feeding during the night.  This one was walking across its web.

Spider on web

The 3D architecture of some of the webs was amazing to behold.  

A 3D web

Spider's web

It was not only the Heather that was used but Angelica and seedheads of Knapweed

web on Angelica and Hardheads

Juniper trees were also web coated.

webs on Juniper

There were different shapes and sizes of webs wherever you looked.

Spider web, dew coated


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