Strewn across the rosemary, a series of webs glisten in the morning sunlight. We find three woven tapestries, but where is she? We keep searching and observing the patterns in her web and notice a small downy feather sticking to it, along with bits and pieces of leaves and needles. As we scan the lengths of the webs, we spot her in the back, hidden away in the shadows.
Some orb weavers add a zigzag across parts of the web to help strengthen it.
She crawls out to the center to claim ownership of her artistry, her bold yellow body like a lantern. “Look with caution,” she demands. We observe her with respect and awe for the material she has woven, and we thank her for allowing us to visit her gallery.
Yellow Garden Spider