Thriving on the morning droplets of summer and autumn, they weave intricate silk-threaded wheels, sheets, and funnels to entrap their unsuspecting dinner guests. A spider’s lavish meal requires a new tablecloth be spread each time, making this undesired garden resident a menacing but perfect host.
Creepy or misunderstood creatures? Does it matter?
(Photos: Some humid mornings in 2013 – 2015 Long Island, New York)