The Wolf Spider and its Nest the real websites

November 20, 2006


I have been having problems uploading the pictures from the bird survey at BR Hills…but I saw so much else that was also fascinating…so here’s my photo essay on the nest of the Wolf Spider.

The Wolf Spider makes a large web with a deep tunnel in it, where it rests, waiting for someone to “walk into its parlour” as the poem has it. Here’s what the nest looks like:

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And heres’ a close-up. The nests were looking extra wonderful with the raindrops glittering on the strands of silk. There were many of them around.

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If you look carefully, you can see the spider sitting inside the tunnel.

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Now, here’s the spider, outside:

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And here’s 's Nikon D80 with the macro lens, with the image of the nest ( I love this "image-of-image" stuff!) Amogh was also taking snaps, but these snaps are by me.....

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Well…that’s the Wolf Spider and its Tunnel of Death (or Dinner, according to one’s point of view!)

Arachnophile ....this post's for you! And if I think of "Arachnis" or "silk threads", then this post is for , too!