Sunday, September 28, 2008

Our own Charlotte

She is a "writing spider" and she has lived outside our dining room window for about three months now, and has doubled in size. We have watched her grow, spin and repair many a web (fixing one just this morning after yesterday's screen-cleaning all but obliterated her home), catch and eat many an insect, from fly, to moth, to locust; watched her devour her mate, and witnessed the creation of an egg-sac in the upper corner of the window.


  1. We're spider-phobic here but may have been able to watch...I don't know...we tend to start scratching oursleves with imaginary itches and freak out. :)

  2. Oh, a writing spider! Curious.
    Just last afternoon my son was out photographing a spider in web. Must be the season?

  3. +jmj+, spiders and belly-buttons? I think we have a fairly fearless household. I don't like the black widows and brown recluses, but I have no problem with other spiders. I had no problem with wasps either, until one maliciously dived at me and stung me in the scalp for no reason whatsoever!


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