Sunday, August 24, 2008

Charlotte's Web

We have our very own Charlotte, though she hasn't given us any messages in her web. She is hanging out on the back patio door. Luckily she managed to build her web in such a way that we can still open and close the door and go in and out without disturbing her. Of course, having to duck under her web disturbs US, because I fear clumsy spiders! But so far she has not fallen off on us.

She is a 'Black and Yellow Garden Spider', and I planned to move her out to the yard until I looked her up on wikipedia and discovered that despite her size (about 2 1/2 inches from tip to tip) she is not poisonous. Plus she does some interesting stuff, like rebuilding her web every evening, which has provided us a little 'Wild Kingdom' style entertainment.


Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful spider! really!

annaliese said...

ok, i have to say, these pictures and blogs about this spider are really disturbing to me. aak!!! let me know when she is gone...and then i will come back out to visit the sheep and goats :)