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Itsy Bitsy Spiders

2 Aug


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen I sent out to feed the foxes last night I spied what I first thought was a bunch of odd, grey flowers in the grass.  I reached down to brush it, as it looked soft and fuzzy.

It was a spider’s nest, full to overflowing with the tiniest baby spiders I’ve ever seen. Each of the pinpoints in that photo is a tiny spider. We’ve all seen those round beigey egg sacks, caught in webs in corners or under window sills. This is the first time I’ve ever witnessed what happens when they burst open.  (To be honest, if I find them indoors I vacuum them up immediately.)

After I got my camera, I just left them alone.  I know spiders are the Good Guys in the insect world, so they don’t bother me one bit. However, The Squire can go into an arachni-leptic fit if he sees a spider, and there’s no point in upsetting the poor man. Honestly . . .