It’s Harmless (to you!): The Yellow Garden Spider

This harmless, stunning creature should be welcomed in your yard or garden. As a beneficial insect predator, the yellow garden spider will help keep flies, moths, beetles, wasps, and mosquitoes in check in your yard. This spider is most often observed in the month of September when it has grown to a noticeable size and has created a web that showcases its trademark zig-zag zipper weave. Welcome this spider home by planting tall grasses in sunny, yet sheltered, areas of your yard.

Learn more about the fascinating world of arthropods! BugGuide.net is an “online community of naturalists who enjoy learning about and sharing our observations of insects, spiders, and other related creatures” as well as photo submission for identification. Check out this useful website. 

 

“When we know ourselves to be connected to all others,
acting compassionately is simply the natural thing to do.”
— Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.; author, Kitchen Table Wisdom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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