Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Check Out This Spider
Today was a perfect day for raking. The sky was blue, the leaves dry, and the weather just comfortably crisp. While I was soaking up the experience in the front yard, my son "T" came running up to me.... "Mom, mom...I found an 'aminal'!" He began describing the "aminal" to me as a yellow guy with brown legs. I dropped my rake and followed him to the driveway where he found his discovery. I was shocked to see this spider. I have never seen one before, which of course made me want to find a container. I begged the boys not to touch their find. I did not know if it would bite or if it were venomous.
Here is a view into its temporary container. It is sitting next to a dead housefly to give you an idea of scale. I am always amazed at how many things we learn when we are not even trying. I love how the boys are such keen observers. They really keep me on my toes.