Spiders and Cattails

Valley oaks and willow trees along the River Trail at Cosumnes River Preserve are strewn with sticky webs.  Fat garden spiders (this one is Araneus gemmoides) hide under nearby leaves waiting for hapless flies and moths to get caught.  Across the trail, cattails are erupting, sending seeds into the wind to settle on another patch of wet ground.

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Photographer, cartographer, and botanist/naturalist. Home is in Davis, California. Home-away-from-home is the eastern Sierra Nevada. Compiling a flora of the Bodie Hills.
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One Response to Spiders and Cattails

  1. Alan says:

    Beautiful! Love the warm tones.

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