Sunday, November 1, 2009

What a Spider of a Day


I know what this spider is preparing for lunch.  What I don't know is what kind of spider this is.  I've searched and searched.  Hhhhhmmmm, anyone know?  


Here is another view.  Amazing isn't it?  This was outside our window and this spider had a huge back end. 

This spider was right under the bigger one but I know what this one is.  This is the underside of the crablike spiny orb weaver.  Now take a look at the top side of it.  

 
It was a bright yellow color.  Isn't it beautiful?  We loved the web this spider was weaving.  The kids and I love it when we go outside and find different things and we can identify some without looking them up.  Can't wait to see what else we come across.  

3 comments:

Sheri said...

Man, that is one ugly spider (I don't like me-can hardly bare the one in Charlotte's Web).

Thanks for pointing out the wrong link for my Workbox blog-my fingers mistype stuff all the time-and I don't always remember to check if it is correct. It is working now.

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Sheri said...

oh that is funny-I literally did what I had mentioned happens-
I meant to say

"I don't like 'em" not "me" LOL or whatever I typed. Time for more coffee!!!

School for Us said...

It's a spiny-backed orb weaver. We've found them in several colors - white, yellow, orange, and red (I think). I think they're SO cute! I prefer to call them "happy face spiders." :-)