Friday, July 01, 2005
Pretty Orb Weaver
In Roxborough, I found this orb weaver, but couldn't get a good picture due to children's tantrums. I dragged them back a few days later. They were in a better mood and I got some pictures. The seeds in the backgound look like an ordinary dandelion, but it's really a large wild version whose full blossom is about the size of a baseball.
PS If I didn't post it before, but here's the species identification from Paula Cushing at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science: Aculepeira packardi (Thorell, 1875)