Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Nighttime spinning

I literally ran into this web last night made by a garden spider (one member of a large orb-weaver family.)  This particular spider generally spins a new web everyday, consuming the old web before starting a new one. When it starts this venture, the spider floats a silk line on the wind from its position until it reaches another surface on which to anchor it.  Young spiders have the ability to do the opposite.  They can fly into the wind off their anchor thread.
These little tid- bits seem epic--- The youthful spider taking a dramatic initial leap to create a beautifully ordered snare.  It becomes part of its own labyrinth, eating and digesting a history in order to make a future over and over again.

orb-weaver spider web