Sunday, January 04, 2009


This spectacular web has been appearing daily in our yard. It goes right across our front door, so we have been knocking it down because it freaks the kids out a bit. I have a policy of not killing spiders that can't kill me. The spider is a garden orb spider, about 2 inches in size, and harmless.
The web building technique is amazing as I have read here. In our spider's case, the top 'bridging thread' spans from our gutter, across our little access road, up a very high retaining wall andto the top of a lamp post on the nearby main road. It is unbelievably high and so strong!

5 comments:

Kristin said...

What an incredibly cool web.

Velda said...

WOW that is awesome Emma, great photo!

Vicki said...

Very cool...but also ick at the same time as I really hate spiders!!

Megan said...

Yowza! Very cool! We don't get many webs like that here, but my parents' yard down South is full of them - you always need to watch where you are walking or you might run right into a huge web.

Me said...

Wow - that is spectacular - I love spiders