Tag: orb weaver spider

Delilah and Eloise

Hurricanes are named alphabetically. So are my orb weaver spiders. This season, I had the privilege of observing the life cycles of two lovely, leggy ladies, Delilah and Eloise. Perhaps they’re the offspring of Charlotte, the first orb weaver I studied who gave me a deep love and affection for these spectacular creatures. I like to believe they’re part of...

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More than meets the eye

You may recall that a recent post had me waxing poetic about the sparkly dragonflies I chased all around the Ventura settling ponds a couple weeks ago. Smitten I was, indeed, but, as in all fanciful love stories where I’ve been a player, the harsh reality of life suddenly sets in and teaches me a lesson. And being in love...

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