Thursday, August 16, 2007

Garden Spider

Argiope aurantia
I was walking through some tall vegetation in a mitigation wetland near Evansville, IN, when a large shape crawled down over the brim of my hat towards my face. After quickly removing my hat, I got a better look at a big garden spider.


Kassie said...

Holy smokes Hess!!! I found some stinkin big spiders in my study sites (where were also mitigation sites), but none of them on my HEAD!! FREAKY!! (Nice close up pic though. Your photography is getting really awesome!) :)

judahmo said...

Uncle Ben-
How big was the spider? Because I can't really tell by the picture.