Spider Me Blue


Nature's Place

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Or what colour suits you, catch one or two … It’s not so difficult, ladies and gentlemen, elegant too. They sit in their web and nothing disturbs them except by accident, the spider’s boon.

Watching one floating in the sunshine as the breeze caused it to breathe, in and out, into it flew a fly, of some sort. Straight onto it she was, from a standing start in the cold air to the centre of the web and something to eat – gone.

Fingers on every thread that matters, she knows her way, her home. She knows her stuff, her job, and don’t go falling into her tricksy web or walk into her on a flower or you’ll never get out. She is made for catching things, gripped in her thorny embrace, bit by long fangs a-dripping.

Paralysed, liquefied and drank all in. Nothing but a husk to show where…

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Peru: Replica Spiders


The link below is to an article reporting on a new species of spider that builds life-size replicas of itself.

For more visit:
http://theweek.com/article/index/238036/the-spider-that-builds-its-own-lifelike-decoys”>

Snakes & Spider Bites


With the hottest summer on record, Australia has seen a spike in spider and snake bites. The link below is to an article reporting on the issue.

For more visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/snake-and-spider-bites-on-the-rise.htm

Guam: Spider & Snake Infestation


The link below is to an article reporting on the problem with spiders and snakes on Guam.

For more visit:
http://grist.org/list/guam-is-entirely-infested-with-spiders-and-its-all-the-fault-of-invasive-snakes/

Australia: Wagga Wagga – Spiders Trying to Escape Massive Flooding


The link below is to an article reporting on the massive flooding currently impacting eastern Australia. This report is all about the spiders (Wolf and Orb) trying to escape the flood waters.

For more, visit:
http://io9.com/5891091/massive-spiderwebs-engulf-australian-town-as-arachnids-escape-floods