Category Archives: spiders

The Orb-Weaver Spider

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 … Continue reading

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Nature is Everywhere

Over the weekend I spent a few minutes searching my postage-stamp of a yard for the wildlife that is there but often overlooked.  I do not mean just the birds or the large butterflies that pass through, but also the … Continue reading

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A Guided Walk Around San Elijo

Last Saturday I went for a guided walk on the Rios Trail at San Elijo Lagoon. I wanted to learn more about some of the habitats surrounding the lagoon. The docent leading the walk was very knowledgeable and I learnt … Continue reading

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Irish Spring: Insects and Spiders everywhere

The ground is bursting with new growth and wildflowers are out even though Spring is so late.  Insects and spiders are everywhere. It is hard to take a photograph of a flower without including at least one insect! Bumblebees are … Continue reading

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