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A Spider In Her Web   Leave a comment

A Spider In Her Web — Photo-Artistry by kenne

A hungry Spider made a web
Of thread so very fine,
Your tiny fingers scarce could feel
The little slender line.
Round-about, and round-about,
And round-about it spun,
Straight across and back again,
Until the web was done.

Oh, what a pretty shining web
It was, when it was done!
The little flies all came to see
It hanging in the sun.
Round-about, and round-about,
And round-about they danced,
Across the web and back again
They darted and they glanced.

— from A Cobweb Made to Order by Aunt Effie

Spider In Its Web   Leave a comment

DSC_1605Spider II blogSpider In Its Web — Image by kenne

“Said the cunning spider to the fly, “Dear friend, what shall I do,
To prove the warm affection I’ve always felt for you?
I have within my pantry good store of all that’s nice;
I’m sure you’re very welcome; will you please to take a slice?”
“O no, no,” said the little fly, “kind sir, that cannot be;
I’ve heard what’s in your pantry, and I do not wish to see.”

— from The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt

Mama Spider and Hundreds of Little Ones   4 comments

Spider (1 of 1) blogMama Spider and Hundreds of Little Ones — Image by kenne

Spotted this spider web on a wild cotton plant yesterday while hiking to Hutche’s Pool in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

kenne

Funnel-Web Spider: Part II   6 comments

Funnel-Web Spider Whose Web Funnels Into A Tunnel-like Hole — Image by kenne

Last week during the SCVN nature walk, I photographed the above image, which was one of the images in a blog entry slide show. At the time, I incorrectly named the funnel-web spider as the tunnel-web spider. Thanks to my SCVN mentor, Ned Harris and SCVN neighbor, Bryna Ben-Asher, I now know the correct name. As I have in the past, I often learn much from my mistakes. Additional information on these most interesting creatures can be found at The Firefly Forest.

The above image was taken in the Sabino Creek Dam area, and at the time the spider was obviously not interested in coming out to greet me. However, yesterday in the same general area we spotted a more hospitable funnel-web spider who was willing to sit long enough for me to “capture the moment.”

Ned and Bryna, thanks for viewing my blog and noting the incorrect name. Your feedback is most appreciated.

kenne

Funnel-Web Spider — Image by kenne

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