Photo Friday: spider tricks

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