House Keeping After Tree Fern Suddenly Shot Spores All Over Her Web

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House Keeping – Garden Spider Cleaning Suddenly Shot Spore Off Her Web

 

Garden spider wadding up fern tree spores and dancing like a ballerina in La Jolla, CA.  I was working at my dining table, looked out the window seeking inspiration and was rewarded with seeing the fern tree release its spores all over an otherwise invisible web.  No need to continue working, I grabbed my camera and captured my inspiration in this shot.

The ball in her legs is a mass she accumulated of the spore.

Notice her “smiling face” – this is actually her abdomen. The false eyes are likely a deterrent for predators.  When photographing her, I was sure she was staring at me too.