I've been posting a lot of spider pictures lately, which I know creeps many people out, but to me spiders are not only beneficial but beautiful critters. I love learning about their unique features, habits and lifestyles.
Below are three pictures of Nephila clavipes, a gorgeous web-spinning arachnid that is especially prevalent in the woods during late summer/autumn.
|Many people know Nephilia clavipes by its common names of golden silk orb weaver or banana spider|
|The golden silk orb weaver's web really does look like spun gold as it shimmers in the sunlight|
|I took these pictures along the outer edge of a grove of Vivax Bamboo where the spider's web stretched across a distance of about 10-feet|