The Weaver

A shot from the period when my computer was down – I’m doing a very non-traditional Photo 365! Then again, that’s just how life works, I suppose.

This beautiful lady was in our field two days in a row, in the exact same spot.

The Weaver

I felt so lucky to catch her as she was working on her web!

The really cool (bizarre?) thing is how I found her. She was tucked back a little off the trail, but I saw these tall grasses frantically swaying and bending, like trees in a hurricane – not normal tall grass behavior even on a windy day. When I went to investigate, I found Weaver, using her legs in a pumping action to make her enormous web bounce like a vertical trampoline.

I don’t know the reason for the behavior, but on the way back she had captured a large dragonfly, so perhaps it’s an effort to attract or trap prey?

While you’re here, have you checked out my other blog? It’s linked up on the right, but click here to go to my first ever giveaway!

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