January 2012 Spiders

This day the temperatures were in the 40's on Antelope Island so it wasn't a horribly cold day and
and because it was sunny I occasionally spotted a few flies and gnats that were out and about. With flies
come spiders and I found these two awaiting any prey that might venture their way.  I've never really seen
many Black Widows in the cold but crab spiders seem to be cut out for winter camping. There was
also a small Cellar Spider, but I always can find some of those in the winter. They are very hardy.

male black widow
This plump male Black Widow seemed to be healthy and well-fed.  © Carol Davis, 1-2-2012

running crab spider
Running Crab Spider on Antelope Island.  © Carol Davis, 1-2-2012

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