Nature's Suspension Bridge

Jan 28, 2011

Nature's suspension bridge--that's what the spider builds.

With the unseasonable warm weather and crafty spiders at work, can spring be far behind?

Spiders are already building their webs on fruit trees yet to bud and bloom. They're setting traps for the honey bees, carpenter bees, bumble bees, hover flies and other insects sure to arrive.

Such was the case on our nectarine tree the other morning. A suspension bridge with silvery pearls of dew. Too soon. Too cold. Sorry, no insects.

By Kathy Keatley Garvey
Author - Communications specialist

Attached Images:

INTRICATE PATTERN of a spider web on nectarine branches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nature's Suspension Bridge