I saw the wasp struggle in the web high over my head and watched the huge spider speed towards it. In an instant she was spinning – almost spitting silk – until the wasp was wrapped in a white cocoon and completely still. Slowly the spider made made her way to a willow tree the other side of the path and high up in the branches continued dining on previous prey. The drama was over in less than a minute and I continued down the path.
below are a few photographs of the Orb-weaver Spider, Neoscona crucifera, in action.