Friday, 1 September 2017
September means indoor spiders.
The start of September makes a good opportunity for a spider post.
This year for me may be different until the ecology of the new place settles down. I'm already aware that the foxes have had to create a new route since the arrival of bricks and mortar on their previous cut-through.
But the spiders here look different too. In London there would be a fair smattering of common house spiders, some of those little jumpy ones and certainly some of the black bodied ones. A kind of de-riguer London attire for spiders.
Around here it's all somewhat more 4-wheel drive. Okay, 8-leg drive. The spiders I've seen seem to be the same colour as the reddish soil, have extra long front legs and look somehow ruggedised.
So far there is limited evidence of webs and I'm guessing the intrepid ones here are the hunter types.
We shall see, this September = Spiders month.