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Category Archives: Spiders
The Black and Yellow Garden Spider can be found in a variety of habitats, but prefers sunny areas among flowers and plants. This one was located in a friends garden and I convinced them to leave it because it was catching grasshoppers.
Black and Yellow Garden Spiders live in fields and gardens. They can be found on shrubs, tall plants, and flowers.
The web of this spider spirals out from the center and can be two feet across. The female builds the large web, and a male will build a smaller web on the outer part of her web. The male’s web is a thick zig-zag of white silk.
I think last week was a great time to visit the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Wildflowers were everywhere and the Butterflies were by the thousands and you can’t visit this part of Oklahoma without seeing at least one Tarantula.
I hope you have enjoyed my photos of this awesome refuge and that I have been able to show you what this place has to offer. If you noticed I didn’t make any Elk photos. I saw Elk everyday but I just couldn’t get a shot that I wanted. Maybe next time.
I posted a few photos early in the week of a Garden Spider Wrapping Up A Grasshopper and the above photos are of a different Garden Spider doing the same thing.
These photos show the benefits of having Garden Spiders around. We need them to deal with the Grasshoppers.
Just a few spiders I have seen on the trail.
The best-known method of prey capture is by means of sticky webs. Varying placement of webs allows different species of spider to trap different insects in the same area, for example flat horizontal webs trap insects that fly up from vegetation underneath while flat vertical webs trap insects in horizontal flight. Web-building spiders have poor vision, but are extremely sensitive to vibrations.