I love Halloween. It’s the time of year when I can leave all the spider webs up around the front stoop and call them decorations.
This harmless garden spider, the Black and Yellow Argiope (Argiope aurantia) is not long for the world. She’ll die soon as the nights grow colder. But I’ll keep an eye on her wee ones in the egg sac she left by the railing. In the spring the baby spiders will hatch out, spin a little silk parachute to catch the breeze and sail away to a new home!
Learn more about the garden spider by revisiting Lea’s recent post about her very own garden spider, complete with a wonderful natural history description from our favorite spider guru, Chris Buddle.