Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

And I mean FEARFULLY! Now, I like bugs. I mean, really, that I find them interesting. Some people watch scary movies and enjoy the thrill they get from watching needless violence and disturbing scenes. I get that same thrill from certain creatures, made by a Creator with enough imagination to CREEP ME OUT with something the size of a silver dollar.
Araneus Trifolium is our newest neighbour. We have been benefiting from her proximity to our porch light- she has been catching flies, mosquitoes, and other unhappy insects for the past week and a half.
We were unable to get a good shot of the Shamrock Orb Weaver. I had a very hard time identifying this female orb weaver spider. I'm actually very disappointed that the vast expanse of the internet gives me so little information on this spider.
I was able to learn that most people notice these spiders in the fall, when the females are at their largest, and quite frankly, hard to miss. They are not poisonous to humans or mammals, which makes this girl a very safe thrill, indeed.

3 comments:

The Fredricksons: Brian, Britney, Salty, and Jerry said...

After this post, I might have to take a break from the BFZ. I am arachnophobic, and I just can't take the risk of stumbling upon this type of post again.

Shudder.

The Brunetts said...

That spider freaked me out last night.

lisa d said...

I'm totally not coming home. Ever.