Category Archives: Webnesday

Webnesday (57): House Hopper Helper

Last week I needed to mow the lawn again, so I took the mower out of my shed and, as I was pushing it out to my traditional starting spot, noticed this little fellow hitching a ride, apparently willing to … Continue reading

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Webnesday (56): Crabby Calisthenics

I came across a new spider this past week. We were cleaning weeds out of the garden and tossing the plucked ones into a wheelbarrow. After I’d emptied them into the green bin, I noticed a small, tan spider among … Continue reading

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Webnesday (55)

Last Thursday I had another spontaneous volunteer in my saga of spider experiences. Well, actually it volunteered to Squiddy, who was over here for a brief but cautiously-distanced visit with the Elf and the Sprite for a session on the … Continue reading

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Webnesday (54)

Back on March 25, the day New Zealand escalated to full lockdown, I was working in my shed and, out of the corner of my eye, saw a tiny moving speck that turned out to be a jumping spider on … Continue reading

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Webnesday (53) Finally–a Cutie!

Last Webnesday I posted some portraits of what I believe was a rather large wolf spider, and used a warning caveat in my title that it was “not a cutie,” in reply to which my long-time photo pal Emily commented … Continue reading

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Webnesday (52) Warning: Not a Cutie!

Last week CD spotted this spider in an upper corner of our hall. I carefully coaxed it out of the corner and onto a wall so I could ease a glass over it, cover the opening with a bit of … Continue reading

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Webnesday (52): House Hopper

Just the day before yesterday, while we were in my cave working on a surprise birthday present for one of our daughters, CD spied a tiny jumping spider, about a quarter of an inch (62 mm) long. I carefully caught … Continue reading

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Webnesday (51): Helpis closer

I’ve been keeping a close watch on the little Bronze Aussie Jumper (Helpis minitabunda) that I presented here two weeks ago, and she finally let me see her face. I was careful not to get so close that I’d startle … Continue reading

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Webnesday (50): Helpis Here!

While preparing for this post, I realized that it’s been (well, just a little) over a year since my last arachnid offering. I am very happy to be able to share another now. I have noticed that at least a … Continue reading

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Webnesday (49)

How about a nice spider to spin off the New Year? I’m pretty sure this one will ring a few bells with some of my followers, as it’s the third one I’ve found here in New Zealand and brought to … Continue reading

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