Spider Web full of Seeds

The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web.
– Edwin Way Teal

It looks a bit like snow storm today, but the big ‘flakes’ that are blowing in the wind are the fluffy seeds of something – probably a type of poplar tree.

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Weighing almost nothing, these seeds dance in the wind until finally they get caught in something. Today, the something was a spider’s web. I can just imagine how unhappy the spider was when it discovered that it no longer had a nearly invisible trap system.

Are some kinds of spiders herbivores? I don’t know, but if they are, then this web will look like a buffet to them.

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    • I thought the same thing too, Mags. I read that many types of spiders eat their web once a day, and rebuild the next day. Can you imagine how hard it would be to reclaim this one!

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    • I wish the spider had been around so I could have photographed it too – perhaps it would have had a certain expression of distress on its little face.

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  1. Amazing what gets caught in a spider’s web. We – too – have been experiencing the ‘falling fluff’ (or pollen)????

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