Friday 30 October 2009

Giant garden spider

Some individual garden spiders, familiarly installed in strategic spots in the garden have disappeared in the last weeks, probably after laying their eggs and spinning a cocoon around them in a safe, dry corner. I came across this magnificent female, going on a walkabout. The largests I've seen (a 1 p coin for comparison).


Dave Lunt said...

For those people not used to UK coinage, a 1p coin has a diameter of 20.3mm (according to Wikipedia).

Leslie said...

That's a beauty! This one (last image) is the most fabulous garden spider I have seen - was enormous too.