Another garden post, but not for those who don’t like spiders (or even baby spiderlings). This seems to be the time of year when the common garden spider babies are making their presence known. A host of them have appeared scattered across the garden hedge, in small balls hidden in fine webbing.
The clumps are varied in size, but all of them are home to a thousand eyes and at least a thousand legs. 😉 These (or a small number them) will grow into the common garden spider (Araneus diadematus), the female of which is the large orb spider often seen sitting in a large classic web during the autumn months. In the galleries there’s a short sequence of their mating ritual.
If spiders aren’t your thing, I suspect legless lizards (aka the slow worm) aren’t going to be either. But I could be wrong. This beauty was crawling across the patio yesterday afternoon.
Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM lens, apart from the first photo which was taken with the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens.