Here's the nature-loving equivalent of a *spoiler alert* ... warning to arachnophobes, this post is about spiders...
They've all gone? Good, on with the show.
The good news is that he or she is back. Our net-casting spider. Pammy spotted the tell-tale web this morning, in exactly, precisely the same spot as last year, and the year before, etc etc. These spiders know their real estate. The net-caster loves the spot just in front of our murraya hedge, just to the left of the big wooden post which holds up our front verandah. If you're a net-caster, this is prime position.
|A small but perfectly formed little net, a bit over an inch (2-3cm)|
across. It'd be a nice food cover for a couple of peas.
|It goes without saying that all spider webs are marvels of|
nature. Somewhere within each net-casting spider's little brain
is all the software it needs to design and build this web.
|To give you an idea of the scale we are dealing with here, this|
is an ordinary biro.
*end of spoiler alert*
Want to read more about them? The Australian Museum, as always, has an excellent page on them.