Thursday, October 6, 2011

Nature's Bounty, Nature's Waste

Spider Babies
Now that native trees and shrubs are flowering, and more flying insects are hatching to take advantage of the new food, spiders are also hatching.

Here a couple of hundred spiderlings of an as yet unidentified sort on a clutch of rose leaves. Already clumps of little bodies in places of the ones that didn't make it.

I doubt even that even a half dozen will make it to breeding age but that is how nature operates.

The next chancy step these little creatures will take is  to let themselves down or swing into the breeze on a length of their own silk, to spread.

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