Moisture outlined a series of spider webs at the edge of the swamp on a foggy morning.
Named for the color of its silk, this Golden Silk Orb-weaver’s web was in just the right light to see why.
A close up of the web, so interesting that the strands towards the center of the web (left) are spaced in a even grid-type pattern, and towards the outer edge the circular bands are closer together.
September 16, 2022
Actually these spiders seem to be everywhere right now. I’m fascinated by the size of their webs. They not only can span distances of many feet but they also have depth, with multiple layers.
I took these first two images from underneath the web. The larger spider is the female (about 2 inches / 5 cm across). I don’t know if the two smaller ones are both Orb Weaver males or intruders. The webs also catch small debris that happens to be floating by.
This last image was from further down the path. The overall structure of the web appears random, probably better to ensnare unsuspecting lunch.