Haden loves to grab his flashlight and go exploring in the dark. Often he drags me and my camera out on his explorations.
What do you think he found?
We spent several evenings watching this spider.
Not only that, but on the very first evening Haden (eternal Discovery Channel watcher) told me that this type of spider rebuilds his web every night. Sure enough, in the day there is no web, but at night there is web.
According to my son, this spider recycles its web. How about that, a ‘green’ spider!
Every morning, it takes its web apart and it stays in a curl of bark until dark. Haden had pointed that particular piece of bark out to me and he was right, a few evenings later we saw the spider go up to it.
He's as big as the tip of an index finger, well a 16 year old's index finger.
He spins his web so fast, round and round. . .
. . . pulling and tugging. . .
. . . spitting out sparkling twine from his behind.
Walking a tightrope.
He’s so smart!!
The spider, not Haden. Well Haden’s smart too but I was referring to the spider!