10/28/2007

Nature in our yard

Look what was making herself at home by my front door....



These are called banana spiders. The North American banana spider (as opposed to the South American one, which can be deadly) is not aggressive. They build their large, intricate webs near my house all the time and sometimes we let them (depending on how close they are to our doors) and sometimes we remove the web with a broom, careful not to harm the spider.

2 comments:

karisma said...

Wow! That is one beautiful spider.

Mountainmomma said...

Beautiful. How big is that spider anyway? Where do you live that you get such awesome spiders?