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Old 08-13-2010, 08:31 PM   #1
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Well, maybe not a circus act...but these spiders remind me of acrobats or something. I just think they look so cool.
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They do! They do! Cirque de Spider!
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They do! They do! Cirque de Spider!
~smile~ Now that would've been a good title!
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Nice find!

I think I need to take some time to go outside and look for some acrobatic arachnids this week. Or maybe just some birds or something.
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Nice find!

I think I need to take some time to go outside and look for some acrobatic arachnids this week. Or maybe just some birds or something.
I hope you find time and find some interesting sights.

"acrobatic arachinids" there's another good title!
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Well, maybe not a circus act...but these spiders remind me of acrobats or something. I just think they look so cool.
This appears to be an immature female and male garden spider, Argiope aurantia - in a few weeks, the female will be fat and sassy! I see quite a few of these around our yard and garden now.
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...in a few weeks, the female will be fat and sassy!
That just made my day.
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This appears to be an immature female and male garden spider, Argiope aurantia - in a few weeks, the female will be fat and sassy! I see quite a few of these around our yard and garden now.
Hey! I got it right! I remembered seeing these in the back yard where I grew up. I knew they'd mature into attractive yellow and black "spiders" (I think it is a different family than spiders or something), so I searched for black and yellow spider, found and image, and then copied the scientfic name. I didn't actually know the name like you did.

Maybe you can help me with the other two shown in this thread: http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/for...post74438.html

Thank you, suunto.
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Maybe you can help me with the other two shown in this thread: http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/for...post74438.html
I made my guesses on that thread - see what you think...
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