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The Spiders Are Organizing. Can the Worms Be Far Behind?

This makes us very, very happy.

Millions of Spiders Build Single Web Over Several Acres.

Posted by on August 31, 2007 at 10:03 am, in the category Real Gardens.
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9 responses to “The Spiders Are Organizing. Can the Worms Be Far Behind?”

  1. Emma - an English Gardener in New England! says:


  2. Carol says:

    That’s just creepy, very creepy. I’m going to go outside now and look for unusual worm behavior…

  3. Pam/Digging says:

    Re: the last sentence of the NY Times article: web of life . . . or web of death? Ick. But I know that spiders are a good thing. Fewer mosquitoes is reason enough to cheer. But I wouldn’t want those webs in my garden.

  4. jodi says:

    There was a story a week or two back on the news here in the Maritimes about a hummingbird having been caught in a spider’s web–and eaten. Yeeesh. Shelob’s or Aragog’s children must be on the march.

  5. chuck b. says:

    This story makes me want to vomit. Spiders are very problematic for me.

  6. Ann says:

    Ewww. Looks like bagworms to me, but I trust the experts. I’ve got lots of spiders going on here in TN, too, including a big one that died in one of my plastic pots (couldn’t get out). We’re talking 3″ diameter with legs, here. But I know spiders are our friends, and recite that to myself regularly, when I walk through a newly-spun web.

  7. Pam J. says:

    I’m totally with the Ranters on this one. This makes me very, very happy too.

  8. Marte says:

    I am very very happy that spider web isn’t here.

  9. Gen says:

    That is completely awesome!