Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Comfort of Nature

It's been a rough week.  For some reason checking up on "my" spider and making sure she's still there made me feel better.  Look at the string of insects she's eaten.  Amazing, isn't it?  She uses it to alert birds to the presence of her web so they won't accidentally fly through it, as she builds her web for life. 

Golden orb spiders are amazing for so many reasons, but I think one of my favourites is that if the male spider (who can be less than 1/10 the size of the female) gives her a back massage before they mate, she won't eat him afterwards.

I named her Stella. :-)

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