Monday, January 2, 2017

Cross Orbweaver


I was told by a young biologist that this spider is most likely a European garden spider or Cross Orbweaver ( Araneus diadematus). I found it while birding by the Fraser River estuary in Southern British Columbia close to US border in early September 2016. It was an unusual find for me. Like the web, I found the spider's patterns on its back and its legs beautiful. If you look closely you can see the web has been fixed and reinforced in a couple of spots.