Archive of posts with the category 'Arachnids'


I’m taking a day off from the greenhouse build today, mainly because I need some help with the next steps as they can’t be done by just one person (and V is at work). Anyway, I had a wander round the garden as it’s really sunny and quite warm for October. Despite sowing my green manure late, the plants seem to be coming up well. If it stays reasonably warm for a bit longer then... Read on

Wolf spiders

This time of year is great for wolf spiders (Pardosa sp.) in our garden. The warm weather brings out the females as they like to bask and warm their egg sacs. Female wolf spiders show a considerable amount of parental care. They attach their egg sacs to their abdomen and carry it with them. When the young spiderlings emerge they climb on her back and she carries them around for some time like this. Read on