Category Archive: arachnids

Host and Guests – Ludwigia

I have a goal to identify all the species living on our farm.  The pond plants in particular have been a problem for me, because a lot of them look similar.  And even… Continue reading

Warm Colors of July

 

A Target-Rich Environment

Walking down by the creek today, I hardly knew where to turn my camera. All kinds of creatures were buzzing and fluttering around, and the light was perfect.

Bowl-and-Doily Spider

While I was researching the Nursery Web Spider, I came across information on the Bowl-and-Doily Spider, a name which is sure to catch the attention of a textile aficionado such as myself!  From… Continue reading

The Joys of Out-dated Reference Books

The other day, I was walking in the woods and noticed this spider in the top of a young pine tree.  I couldn’t tell whether it had caught and eaten something, or it… Continue reading

December Highlights

All of these are from the last three days of warm and sunny weather.  A cold front is supposed to blow in this weekend, and I am curious to see what changes it… Continue reading

Regenerating Spider

On the fourth of the month, I do a mini-BioBlitz around the farm, and see how many species I can find in an hour or two.  Yesterday, one of the things I noticed… Continue reading

Green Lynx: The Next Generation

  I had been wondering where all the Green Lynx spiders had gone, when I noticed a goatweed plant with a big, dead-looking clump on top.  What I thought was a bunch of… Continue reading

Wasp 1, Wolf Spider 0

This wasp was moving very quickly.  I took as many pictures as I could before she hauled her prey off into the leaves. In trying to identify her, I learned that since her… Continue reading

Green Lynx 1, Paper Wasp 0

I take about a hundred pictures every day, and try to edit and tag them every night, but I don’t always get to them on time.  This is one I took back in… Continue reading