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.

Experience 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
unless otherwise marked.
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 is.


  1. I've seen these guys in my garden, too, although I'm sure they've seen me more than I've seen them! Great pics. :)

  2. Gorgeous photos and the spiders are beautiful! The spiders I see in my part of the world (Montreal, Canada) are always black and never beautiful like the ones you are sharing. :)

  3. That is ever so interesting.I have seen this kind of spider in white,but because of the camouflage,I have probably missed many others.