Golden Orb Weaver

The summer of 2013 was the Summer of the Golden Orb Weaver: not only in my yard, but on my street, in my neighborhood, and it seems all over Auburn. I guess they kept the insect population in check even while the webs seemed to end up in my hair on a daily basis.


A Golden Orb Weaver prepares a trapped bee for her dinner

Going through my slides, I found other spider pictures. Some from nearly 40 years ago, in Tallahassee. Others, more recent. However, this was the only time we caught one of these fine ladies preparing her dinner.

Golden Orb Weaver 1977

Golden Orb Weaver in Tallahassee FL probably in 1977 or so… before children, before digital cameras