Gardening and Landscaping on the shore of Lake Michigan in Zone 4 - Zone 5. The special circumstances, needs and assets, for lake area gardening. Blogs to cover ongoing gardening and plantings, developments and issues, special plants. This is a photo journal of gardening as a hobby, shared with those of like mind.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Ghost Spider - Take a Look
In reviewing some recent past photos,
I noticed the “Ghost Spider” and its
changing colors. I had not notices the variety of changes it is able to make –
white, yellow, purple, etc. It does blend in quite well to where it sits
in-waiting for a meal.
Now over the last couple of days,
I began to look again closely at some of the flowers in the gardens – by George
– there are a number of ghost spiders out and about in the Gardens at Waters East.
Check out the colors.See if you can locate the spiders
immediately or need to look closer at the blooms to find them.Look how they hide.
Look too and find the prey it is
“stocking” on the different flowers.
Here are only a few of the photos
taken in the Gardens at Waters East
that demonstrate the spider’s ability of “camouflage”
so that it is able to surprise and quickly grab its next meal.It’s another one of nature’s
developments expressing adaptability for personal gain.Interesting.
If anyone knows the “real” name
of this spider – let me know.It
was called a Ghost Spider by the person who first saw it in the gardens here
and pointed it out to me.If you know
more – do tell me.
here in photos - the versatility of the Ghost Spider
Your comments are always welcome
One last photo
Lake Michigan as seen from the Gardens at Waters East
NOTE:All photos use in this
posting were taken on the property of Gardens
at Waters East
NOTE:Since this Blog is meant to be an
accurate journal of the gardens;
no photos are
“staged”, “arranged”, or ”photo-shopped” in anyway.
What is posted
– is what it here.It is what it