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Plant/Spider Cooperation

Stacy Woodhouse

Joined: Feb 17, 2012
Posts: 2
I saw this in my garden (5'X5' space that receives mostly shade). Its a volunteer squash (I believe) being guided for something to cling onto by a spider. I looked today and it is a little closer to the fencing...the spider seems to tighten the web everyday to compensate for the growth so that the plant does not touch the ground. I am sure this is not that uncommon but it struck me as special I thought I would share.

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Shawn Harper

Joined: Mar 01, 2012
Posts: 234
Location: Portlandia, Oregon
While I'm not a huge fan of spiders, that is awesome.

She changes everything She touches, and everything She touches changes.
Brenda Groth

Joined: Feb 01, 2009
Posts: 4433
Location: North Central Michigan
spiders are amazing, my problem is hornets they love to catch spiders and entomb them into mud for their larvae...wahhhhhhhhhh....give me spiders over hornets anyday


Bloom where you are planted.
Jordan Lowery

Joined: Sep 26, 2009
Posts: 1528
Location: zone 7
great observation!

The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings. - Masanobu Fukuoka
John Polk

Joined: Feb 20, 2011
Posts: 6877
Location: Currently in Seattle. Probably moving 1 hour north by end of the year.
Nice. It demonstrates just how well Mother Nature works if we just let her do her job.
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