Window’s web battle
The wonders of nature and a battle for survival
I was sitting at my computer when something outside the window caught my eye. I have a translucent blind at the window and I could see something swinging about on the other side of the window. When I pulled up the blind I saw it was a spider whose web had broken under the weight of the raindrops on it and it was desperately trying to repair it. I found the process amazing and the skill of the spider had to be admired. As there was a window between us it didn’t feel threatened and of course I could get really close with my macro lens. Even some arachnophobes I know could admire the skill (well some at least, but not my daughter) 🙂
A couple of days later I could see through the translucent blind the spider was in the middle of the window obviously having rebuilt the web. I got out my camera and macro lens, pulled up the blind and as I crawled onto the top of my desk to get close enough for the shot I saw a wasp nearing the window. Suddenly the wasp touched the web and the spider shot across it in a flash and attacked the wasp. The spider had cocooned the wasp in a couple of seconds and it was well and truly trussed up for dinner later that night. It was an amazing scene to witness. I could not believe the speed with which the wasp was incapacitated. Nature is fantastic.