A Protective Mama!

A Protective Mama!

Observation - A Protective Mama! - UK and Ireland. Description: I think this is a Nursery Web but I'm not entirely sure. I've seen wolf spiders with egg sacs but th

I think this is a Nursery Web but I'm not entirely sure. I've seen wolf spiders with egg sacs but that's it - I'd never seen a spider this big with one! It brings back a good memory from when I was younger and my mum found an egg sac in her sock. I decided to open it carefully with some tweezers (we both assumed whatever was in there would be eggs or dead) and, to my joy, a whole army of tiny baby spiders all crawled out. They must've been days from hatching out - they were quite big for what they were! I remember having to desperately try and brush them all together and scoop them into a tub haphazardly so I could move them outside. Not a clue if that was the right thing to do but it definitely sparked this excitement in me to actually explore this little world of wonders. Seeing this spider with her babies made me feel so reminiscent, it's like I've come full circle! :)