in Zion National Park
I don't know how I ever spotted this tiny orb weaver on the
downhill side of the trail to Lower Emerald
Pool in Zion NP but spying it MADE MY DAY! I love these spiders
and it's the only one I found on the trail.
Since they are quite low to the ground, I was forced to sit
down to take the shots and
many hikers (mostly German tourists) thought I had fallen and that my
friend Ruth was
doing nothing to help me up. After I told them I was photographing
spiders, most hurried
on their way. A few did show interest after stating how
badly they hated Arachnids
and wanted to take a closer (but not too close) look.
Some spiders clean house but this spider prefers to keep
little tidbits in its web for reasons
known only to the spider. They are pretty cool.
© Carol Davis, 5-25-2011
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