Saturday, April 4, 2015
As I mentioned, last Tuesday dawned foggy and drippy. At the far end of the barn, a spider had built a large web and it was festooned with pearls.
Later in the day I noticed that she had removed the web and this morning, while I was out surveying the Big Back Yard, I saw she had rebuilt her web in the same spot. When I got closer, this is what I saw.
I witnessed an epic battle between a wasp and a spider. A wasp was caught in the web and while the spider was trying valiantly to secure it, the wasp was trying desperately to sting the spider while struggling to get free. The wasp eventually broke free and flew over to the dewberry to rest and clean bits of sticky web from it's legs and antennae.
The spider climbed back up in the header of the barn door to wait for another chance at dinner.