Morning Dew and Afternoon Sunshine

Sunday, September 29th 2013

Morning's of heavy dew reveal a hidden world in the undergrowth.  Fine silken webs of all shapes and sizes can be seen.  Each family of spiders have their own particular web. Several different spiders were frequenting this thistle.

Spider's web

How long did it take the spider to spin this web during the night? 

Spider's web

The owner of this web may be protected from predators but it must be uncomfortable on all of its eight feet!

Spider's web in gorse

As the day warms up the dew disappears leaving you to wonder where all the spiders and webs have gone.  Overnight they will repair their webs and build new ones to catch their insect prey.

In the warmth and sunshine, darters are still on the wing, sunbathing on man made structures. (This is the quad bike track.) 

Sunbathing darter

Speckled Wood butterflies are also making the most of the autumn sunshine.

Speckled Wood butterfly

(2) Comments:

Glenn responded on 30th Sep 2013 with...

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Superb photographs on the blog re. spiders, today. The seeing eye!


Nicole White responded on 30th Sep 2013 with...

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Love this place, you all work so hard


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