Monday, January 25, 2010

MacroMonday: Meadow Spider

One beautiful day last summer, I just plopped myself down in the middle of my meadow and started looking around me.   I noticed this one grass was shaped funny, and when I turned it over, this is what I found.







I identified it, once, but it's on my home pc.
Anyone tell me what it is?

My meadow, although a hill, is 2.5 acres of wet meadow and contains some of the most interesting things.
I enjoy picking blueberries, blackberries, and cranberries.  I even have my own patch of wintergreen!

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11 comments:

Manang Kim said...

The beauty of nature!! My first time to see this kind of spider. Thanks for sharing.

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Jay said...

Oh, how gorgeous! Clever little thing to bend the grass like that to spin her web between. And you did a great job in photographing it, too!

I don't know the species, but I suspect you're not in the UK.

Johnny Nutcase said...

what an awesome spider! and his web is pretty neat too, like a little bird's nest almost. Love it. Not sure what kind of spider he is, but he's pretty cool looking, good eye!

Colleen said...

Great shots. I've never seen a spider like this!

John McDevitt said...

That is one cool looking spider. Nice photos.

ksdoolittle said...

Thank you all for visiting my blog today and for your comments. No, I'm not in the UK, but in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. I take lots of pictures, and every once in awhile, I get a little lucky! ~ks

IvyC. said...

A precious depiction - Unique.. such a darling!

Stine in Ontario said...

This is an amazing find. I don't remember seeing anything like this before...but from now on I will be looking!

eileeninmd said...

Cool photos of the spider! What a neat sighting!

treebeard said...

Cool spider. These critters are much under-appreciated. She looks quite a bit like Araneus trifolium, Shamrock Orbweaver, but not positive.

ksdoolittle said...

Yes, yes, Treebeard! Thank you! I have it identified on my home computer and that's just what I thought, too! Thank you for reminding me! ~ks