Saturday 13 October 2012

Dapper spider

Unfailingly, house spiders, Tegenaria sp. males go on a walkabout this time of year looking for females. This male sat on our outside wall for a couple of days, all exposed. Love is a dangerous affair for spiders. After their last moult, when they reach maturity, they move often in the open, away from its silky shelter, where predation is more likely. This same week, flocks of Long Tailed Tits, and Coal Tits have roamed the garden, the latter paying special attention to walls, poking into holes while deftly holding onto the wall.


snippa said...

One joined us in our sitting room the other evening and unfortunately my daughter dealt the unintentional coup d'etat with a large sketch book.

JJ said...

Just found your blog and finding it fascinating-will try and catch up on older posts as well :-)

Africa Gomez said...

Thank you John, and most welcome to BugBlog. Things will be a bit quiet during winter, so you'll have plenty of time to catch up