Raft Spiderlings

Raft Spiderlings

Observation - Raft Spiderlings. Description: After 3 hours of investigating marshy heathland, I'd almost given up hope on finding a nest of these amazing arachnids. They seem to prefer pools with islands of Purple Moor Grass or rushes. In the very last area I checked, I saw a characteristic silky do

After 3 hours of investigating marshy heathland, I'd almost given up hope on finding a nest of these amazing arachnids. They seem to prefer pools with islands of Purple Moor Grass or rushes. In the very last area I checked, I saw a characteristic silky dome, spun on a clump of grass. The mother was under the nest. Please take the time to view the full-sized pics as there are some surprising details to be seen!