Monday, January 14, 2019

A January nursery?

Yesterday, from my office window, I spotted what I thought was a yellow garden spider's egg sac. I was THRILLED. But then I also thought, Hmm, I don't remember seeing a garden spider in the salvias and lantana. I grabbed my camera and headed outside. Upon closer examination, I could see it wasn't a garden spider egg sac. And wait a minute! Spiderlings skittered around when I reached toward the sac. They looked like.....
And then I saw HER--a green lynx mama, still protecting her egg sac! Really? And here I thought their adult life cycle ended with summer when the little ones emerged. Go figure! Mother Nature does whatever she wants to do whenever she wants to do it. 

P.S. Can you see the spiderling underneath the mama's abdomen?  

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