I’m writing this from New Zealand , and I’d been meaning to spend some time with all of my WordPress friends, but minor emergencies and family events have prevented me from keeping up. I make no apologies–I’m grateful that I’m here to help out when I’m needed.
It’s mid-winter here, so I’m not surprised that I haven’t seen any spiders, but I have a couple of their cousins for you anyway, from a few weeks ago. Harvestmen are, of course, not spiders, but belong to the order Opilones; nor do they build webs, but I’ve featured them before a couple of times (here and here), and it seems an appropriate time to do so again. Also, I need a quick reminder of recent warmer times.
I’ve been here for five days and have had very little chance to get out and about, but we are planning an outing this weekend, provided the weather cooperates. It’s been fairly nice about half the time, but when it’s not, the wind, rain, and cold can very quickly combine to make it really unpleasant to try to take a stroll in the bush. We shall see.