Meet our Garden spider! We have been watching her for 5 days.



From below, you can see a reddish-brown spot. That is the spinneret (where the silk is produced) by the Garden Spider. I’ll try to get a picture in better focus… She pulls the silk out with her hind leg and attaches it to create her orb-style web.

She is also known as the Zipper spider. We’re going to follow her adventures for as long as she stays here. The question is, what is the zipper for? Please send your thoughts!!!



Published by

Carrie Staples

Author, illustrator of "The Yarn Animal Book", probably the only craft book with instructions for making such unique yarn animals as an orangutan, an ant eater, a llama and a star-nosed mole and "The Single Minded Prince, a fairy tale for all ages about a boy and a pirate captain who both misbehave. The books and a booklet series based on each different yarn craft topic covered in "The Yarn Animal Book" (pompoms and other really easy yarn crafts, knitting, crocheting, rya, needlepoint and embroidery), are available on Amazon and Kindle.

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