Spider or insect? Spiders are not insects. They may both be tiny, creepy crawlies, but they are in fact two very different kinds of animals. Continue reading
Arachnids are all around us in the Rocky Mountains and the world. They include fun animals like spiders, ticks, and scorpions. Continue reading
Ballooning spiders seems like some new adventure sport, but it is just life. Many spiders balloon or fly in order to travel through the air. Continue reading
We have all heard the horrific story about how female black widow spiders will eat the male after they mate. But, do you know if that is actually true? Continue reading
It is always fun to be the first one up in the morning to be hiking along a trail in the Rockies. You are the first one there to wander along the trail and discover what happened to the area during the night.
Well, at least it is mostly fun. As a short dog I am able to run around and under things pretty easily. But, sometimes when I am the first one on the trail and I run or jump along I do have the misfortune of running into a spider web. It is always a weird feeling to be running along happily one minute and then the next minute to have a sticky web draped across my face.
I just don’t understand how that web gets there? How can there be a spider web across the middle of a hiking trail? That got me wondering how long does it take a spider to spin a web? Continue reading