Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hungry Writing Spiders

Writing spiders (Argiope aurantia) seem to be active in everyone's gardens right now. Are you finding them in yours? I've seen several posts identifying or otherwise mentioning them on Facebook.

There was a time when I would have killed spiders like these if they got in the house, but now I just catch and relocate them.

It's amazing, isn't it, how observing and becoming familiar with the wild creatures around you makes you more compassionate toward them. It's one of the great benefits of having a garden.


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