>> Friday, November 13, 2015 – spiders
Friday the 13th, a good time for a post about a scary (for many) gardening topic: spiders!
You do know that spiders are by some measures the most important beneficial insect in the garden, don't you? They're not nearly as scary as bamboo mites, or Rose Rosette Virus, or Aloe mites, or glysophate, or neonicotinoids, or Colony Collapse Disorder, or even tetanus. Still I think this hairy and colorful little guy that I found indoors on one of my windows is appropriate for this unluckiest of days.
(Note that I used the least-detailed image above in case you're not very fond of spider images -- just scroll past the next five down to the comments if you're not an arachnid fan!)
Green iridescent fangs:
Super-hairy legs of course:
And a backside that while also hairy, seems to contain an angry monkey face (or something like that):
Legs backlit, so pretty!
I'm wondering if "Spider Friday" would be the most unpopular garden blog meme of all time? What if it were only once a month though?
I actually love photographing garden spiders!