Saturday, 4 February 2012

Spiders, spiders everywhere!

We went driving around yesterday afternoon with the camera.
I'm a bit tired of taking photos of brown flood water!
This is what we found.
Spiders' webs.

They are hanging off the fences all along about a kilometre of road.
They're probably all over the place, but I only have a range of about a kilometre up the road.

While we were standing there they strung all over us and the car.

It was pretty awe inspiring.

They were thick on top of the fence posts.

And they billowed in the wind a bit.

Millions of tiny little spiders.

Probably billions.

When we drove along the road our tyres made tracks in the webs that stretched across.

and here's my favourite.
A guidepost on the road.

They blanketed the grass.

it was a bit sticky too.

And really obvious on the old train line.

Later in the afternoon our neighbours had to have an injured child airlifted out.

Now that was a sight to see.
A chopper landing in their back paddock.

Nature does some pretty amazing stuff to ensure survival.


  1. I really hate spiders...really. But this was pretty interesting to see and I can honestly say I have never seen anything like it before. Does it happen every year?

    I had horrid black widow spider dreams all night last night. They were huge and they were in my bed (in my dream, thankfully not in reality). It's been a very spidery last 24 hours!

    1. I think they are just trying to get away from the flood waters. Did you see the Kangaroo post? I think you will like it!

  2. wow! That is so amazing to see, Charlotte's Web eat your heart out!

  3. Oh my, that is amazing. I've never seen so many webs and so thick.

  4. That would have to be a once in lifetime experience to see - wish I was there to see it in person but your photos are fabulous - totally amazing! SP

  5. I have seen a lot of images of floods and the impacts, that is by far the most impressive. So unusual yet somehow so natural.

    Hope you're still staying dry.

  6. Very clever little critters. I was amazed and quite stunned when I saw them. We have had heaps of tiny ones since the floods in November, but nothing like these guys. Today the webs have all clumped together and its like string across the road.

  7. That is amazing.

    I hope your neighbour's child is ok.

  8. Yes poor little thing, she and her mum were flown on to Tamworth, she had a compound fracture to the arm. Serious, but in good hands. Husband stole my photos and put them on Facebook, so they must be pretty spesh!!!

  9. Jodie, hope you don't mind but I'd like to re-post your post again - the photos of the spiders and their webs are amazing - you seriously need to enter them in a competition, national as well as local ok! It's like looking at a National Geographic magazine!

    1. I have to get my horizons right, I always have a slope to the right! I like straight out of the camera, so don't get to cheat/doctor them up in photoshop!

  10. Oh my goodness, I have never seen anything like this! Truly amazing!


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