A couple of months ago my children discovered something amazing in our own back garden. Baby spiders.
They were all in a cluster and suspended just above our table outside.
Now although I love spiders, I am anything but an expert in identification or any general knowledge for that matter.
All I knew was we were fascinated. All of us. And each day we would go to check on them, watch them, and wonder just how long we’d be privy to their daily movements.
It turned out not long at all. Just a matter of days really, but a spectacle we were enthralled with. A beautiful thing.￼
We discovered they were baby Garden Spiders. Spiderlings to be precise.
Until now, a word I had only heard in fleeting, from the ‘gaming’ world where Skylanders reside (along with my boys!) or of course a well known superhero. Who knew it was a real word!! As I said, not an expert!
As the days went by, they gradually split from the safety of the group and made their individual webs all in close proximity to each other. And some a little further afield!
Independent and finding their own way in the world. Until, one day…..they had disappeared from sight. Gone? Well I don’t think so, but I suspect deep undercover nonetheless.
Not this one though!!