This post is not for arachnophobes …

baby orb spiders by rachel lucie (1 of 1)

Just look what I found in the garden the other day! This is really close up, as these tiny orb spider babies are only about 1.5mm across, and it’s not the greatest picture. Me and the kids were totally fascinated by them.

If you blow on the ‘ball’ all the spiders scatter down the threads, and than slowly climb back up again, reforming their ball for safety. When we went out the next day – it had vanished!

Rachel x

Rachel Lucie Johns

Hi! I'm Rachel, a jewellery designer-maker & nature photographer. My work is inspired by the gorgeous countryside around West Yorkshire & Art Deco design. This blog is where I share my creative life and inspiration. find out more ...

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    2nd August 2013

    I used to absolutely hate spiders when I was younger but now I quite like them! Love these “spiderlings” :D