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Welcome to my parlor...

Posted by tsugajunkie z5 SE WI (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 17, 12 at 4:23

...said the spider to the fly.

Orb Weavers are everywhere and come in several shapes and sizes.

Still the best low tech defense in the garden.

This one had a fly wrapped up a bit but she seemed preoccupied.

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Then, from the underside, I saw why. She had a mouthful.

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Gotta love it.

tj


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RE: Welcome to my parlor...

It's that time of year, for sure :-) And while I appreciate what the spiders contribute to the garden, I am not fond of walking through their webs. Which are everywhere!! Makes watering all my container plantings very challenging. So I routinely disturb the webs so I can water without fighting off spiderwebs and they are magically back in place the next morning. Persistant little buggers! And some not so little.


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RE: Welcome to my parlor...

I'm always amazed at how long some of the main support web strands can reach...10- 15 feet or more. And yes, usually across a garden path at face height. And then, because they are support lines, they are tougher than normal.

tj


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