I found this spider last week, smack dab in the middle of the trail through the bush behind Cougar Creek. Luckily, the sun caught the web just right; I saw her first, and she didn't catch me.
|Waiting, just at face height.|
|Zooming in, nose to |
I find it amazing that she can make sense of that tangle of lines, some dotted with glue, some stretching out to the salmonberry bushes on either side to support the web, some to stand on, at least one always held in a back foot to alert her to a catch, and a bunch of loose threads and knots. (I wonder what's the purpose for these.)