I was taking a photo of this brilliantly colored
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zinnia Mexican sunflower when I noticed a tiny spider sitting on the edge of the stamen.
How long does it take a spider to a spin web that big? (About a foot and a half in diameter). Hope he got a good meal after all that.
I saw one of the weirdest creatures while hiking last week. At first I thought I saw a small pine cone moving along the forest floor. A closer look revealed this spider, about a 2/3 of an inch in size.
The combination of that pine-cone-like abdomen, the eight legs sticking out, and those freaky multiple eyes… I’m surprised I haven’t had spider nightmares.
Update: I think this is probably a a female wolf spider with spiderlings on her back (see comments below). I still like the “pine cone spider” name I gave it though.
If the sun hadn’t been shining in just the right spot when I hiked past these two spider webs, I never would have noticed them.
Taken at Porcupine Mountain State Park, in Upper Michigan.
Sometimes, you even see wildlife in the house.
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