Spiderlings Everywhere

After a couple of really cold days… then some really warm ones… Suddenly- there were spiderlings everywhere. I thought they would hang out in their cozy little egg sacs until spring, but they had other ideas. I first noticed the ones on the front porch. I wasn’t sure if they were moving because they were…

Elbow Ears

It is one of those freezing nights when my dogs want no part of stepping outside unless I go with them. Standing in the backyard waiting for them, I am struck by the silence. There is no rustling under the trees, no frogs or crickets calling, and definitely no katydid songs. Since there were no…

Wandering Woolly Bears

Our yard has been full of woolly bears this year. Lately, it seems as if they are everywhere I look. They are among the most recognized and well-loved caterpillars. I can see why- they are adorable. If there is a survival benefit to being a fuzzy little guinea pig mimic- then these little creatures have…

Spider House

There was a loud knock at my front door. Wondering if the doorbell was broken, I opened it to find a pizza delivery driver at the bottom of my steps. A quick glance to my right revealed the problem. Our resident orb weaver had attached one of her anchor threads to the edge of our…