Saturday, June 20, 2009

Spiders and Creepy Crawlies.

Sometimes it is fun to turn attention to things that have a few more legs than snakes. Take a look at this caterpillar. This pattern would look awesome on a snake:
When this caterpillar was not crawling, it was hard to tell which end was which because of the eyes on the rear:
This was a ladybug hotel:
This is one of the easiest spiders to identify. Black widows were very common in the area we were flipping. Whenever I reached under a rock and felt a really strong web, I stopped and found another handle.
Another black widow:
And another:
This was a surprise:
This wolf spider was even bigger than the one from the previous spider post and had a huge egg sack.
The spider allowed me to move it to a better place for photos.
This shot is from almost directly behind the spider. They really do have eyes in the back of their heads:
Spider and caterpillar:
This spider was nearly 4 inches in length.
This thing had eyes all over. Even its abdomen had a pair: