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Old Friday 7th September 2007, 12:15   #1
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Guardian of My Greenhouse.

Hi All.
I tried to enter my greenhouse this morning, only to find that this fellow had built a beautiful web right across the doorway, preventing me getting in. Unfortunately, once the pic had been taken I had to break the web to go in: such a crying shame.

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Old Friday 7th September 2007, 12:32   #2
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A beautiful creature and a great picture, Baz. Looks to me as though it's a Garden Spider, characterised by the white cross on it's back. It's the female that makes the web and lies in wait for prey, then she may share the prey with the male......
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Old Friday 7th September 2007, 12:32   #3
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Hi Baz,
I've got one just like it across my kitchen window! Info on it here:
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/l...iadematus.html
if your interested (hope this works!)
Always seems a shame to break their web, after all the work they've put in, but I bet she's there again tomorrow!!


This is 'my' one
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Old Friday 7th September 2007, 12:36   #4
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Oooooh I know every morning I walk into webs in the greenhouse but luckily no spiders...as yet!!
They look a bit too big for my liking Baz and Judo!
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Thanks for the link Judo. It's very interesting. I don't like the sound of the bite; and I should imagine, having broken her web, she'd bite me twice has hard. LOL!!

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Nice pics Baz and Judo. They're fascinating (as long as they're at least 10feet away from me) The kind of insect I like to admire from afar


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and across the garden path first thing in the morning, sometimes I forget and walk into them sometimes if I think about it I gently break the web so that I can get to the washing line.
happy autumn days
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Hi Baz,

Here's the dark brown version, taken in the garden back in September '04. Looks less hairy than yours and Judo's. I didn't know that they could be as pale as that.

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Hi Bill.
Thanks for highlighting the contrast. I am aware of the the different colours, but I've only seen the light coloured one in my garden.

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Nice spider photo Baz, I love it next month when the the dew is on the web, should make a lovely photo.
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Nice guard spider you have, Baz! Your GH is safe from the likes of me. I won't mess with him!

Beautiful photos of all the spiders here! I've tried but can't get them in focus with my new digital but I keep trying.

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Old Sunday 9th September 2007, 18:12   #13
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Wonderful stuff, Baz!
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