I admit to having horrible arachnophobia. Ever since I can remember spiders have terrified me. I almost get physically ill when having to confront them. I am aware of all of the positives of spiders and what they contribute I just don’t want to see them. I run a string of trail cameras to capture deer, coyotes and anything else I can see in my ongoing interest of the natural world. I enjoy the date and time stamp aspect of the photos which adds to my knowledge of animal movements and habits. Imagine my surprise on capturing a large spider building it’s web in front of one of my cameras one night. Ever wondered how long it takes to build the web? I now have the answer – around 4 hours from start to finish. I am grateful that by the time I came by to take the memory disc out of the camera; web and spider were long gone.
Thirty ,minutes in and a pretty good start and outline.
At one hour the web is taking shape.
After 3 hours the web is almost complete. Just finishing touches left.
Started at 11:00 PM and appears to be complete at around 3:00 AM. Now it sits in the center and waits for it’s prey. Yuck! 😉
15 thoughts on “Spider Web”
That is so cool. And I hate spiders, too.
Oh, I always like to find fellow spider haters. 🙂
Wow! Incredible photos. I really do believe, if you are afraid of something, take photos of it. You essentially turn the table, capture them.
Thanks! You are right of course…still, I’m glad this was accomplished remotely. 🙂
Yeah. One lake I fish, there are these orange spiders, reminding me when I’d watch a spider build an entire web. 🙂
Cool if you like spiders. 😊
Creepy. Just in time for Halloween!
Incredible capture. Very cool! 🕷️
Thank you! 🙂
You are welcome. 😊
You just never know what you’ll catch on a trail cam… 😉
The sequence, lighting and recorded times make this series truly awe-inspiring. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you! I agree it was educational. 🙂