Sunday 17 May 2020

Lockdown Day 55 - Spiderlings

Here's something I haven't tried on the blog before and that is to post a video. This is one of two webs of young Garden Spiders (Araneus diadematus) that are in our yard just now. 

The young cluster together to start with in a tight ball and then gradually get bolder and explore, looking for food and then will, after a week or so, disperse and build their own webs elsewhere. 

In our back yard (which - to avoid confusion if you are reading this in the USA - is concrete rather than being a garden as you would describe it) we have quite a lot of garden spiders, they spin webs in between the iron bars of the big gates we have at the end of the yard or into the corners of the sheds. 

I need to try and identify some of the spiders we have in the allotment now!

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