Thursday, October 31, 2013
Happy Halloween! I've spent a lot of time in the woods this summer and have been learning more about spiders. Our eight-legged friends are so misunderstood, and I'm finding the more I learn about them, the more my own apprehension toward them seems to melt away. This piece includes pholcidae (true daddy long legs, which are born indoors and are often confused with harvestmen), the black widow, and Pholcus phalangioides, commonly known as the cellar spider (and also confused with pholcidae!). And, it would be rude not to mention my little fungi friends, the conifer psilocybes.