Today we worked on covered wagons. (Hoop houses for the raised beds. More on that later.)
On one of our treks to the barn I caught sight of HER as she gracefully climbed down the tree’s trunk. I ran inside, muck boots and all, to grab my camera to catch her.
She is the biggest, most brightly orange-colored, Orb Weaver I have ever seen anywhere!
Her name is: Araneus marmoreus or to us simply ~ Orange Marbled Orb Weaver ~
Please do her, and me, the honor of viewing her more closely. I am very excited about my close up skill with her as a specimen!
For those who may wonder, the answer to your question is,
That is my hand holding that leaf. 🙂
For more information and to see the many varieties of Orb Weaver you can visit The Bug Guide Website HERE