Lurking in the garden is a beautiful creature who spins her web every night to rid us of those pesky mosquitoes.
The Garden Orb Weaver is actually a collected name for several species of spiders with similar body shape and behavior. Yes she is beautiful but only from a distance as anyone who inadvertently walks into one of her webs will attest to just how quickly that distance can be achieved.
It might be wishful thinking to hope she keeps the mosquito population down but I sure do like seeing her in our garden.
Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Lurking in the Garden, 1/100s f/16 ISO1250 100mm 2x Off Camera Strobes