June 12th, 2016

dandelion

Four views of an orchard orbweaver

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She's eating something! (probably a small fly that got trapped in her web)

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Leucauge venusta are super common around suburban yards, but so beautiful they deserve a close look.

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Green, yellow, black, orange, silver...
They are adapted to forest edges, a habitat that humans replicate throughout our parks, yards, and gardens.

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They make wonderful neighbors, hanging around the edges of trees and shrubs, taking extra flying insects (there are always extras).