Thursday, October 24, 2013

Third egg sac

Yes, our argiope spider mom in the back yard laid her third egg sac! Yesterday, I shot a photo of her web, lit up with sunshine. The strands looked like spun gold. Then I got a close-up of her big abdomen. I knew "her time" was close! This morning, I looked at my office window, and I didn't see her on her web. That meant.....
I walked outside to look. Well, I looked and looked some more, like around the bird bath and under the bird bath. Finally, I looked UP. WAY UP! There she was, guarding her egg sac–which she laid during the night–way up under the roof eaves. So ALL THREE of her egg sacs are attached to the house. Great. Out in plain sight. Good job, mom! :-)  

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