Spider Web full of Seeds

The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web.
– Edwin Way Teal

It looks a bit like snow storm today, but the big ‘flakes’ that are blowing in the wind are the fluffy seeds of something – probably a type of poplar tree.


Weighing almost nothing, these seeds dance in the wind until finally they get caught in something. Today, the something was a spider’s web. I can just imagine how unhappy the spider was when it discovered that it no longer had a nearly invisible trap system.

Are some kinds of spiders herbivores? I don’t know, but if they are, then this web will look like a buffet to them.

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31 thoughts on “Spider Web full of Seeds

    1. I thought the same thing too, Mags. I read that many types of spiders eat their web once a day, and rebuild the next day. Can you imagine how hard it would be to reclaim this one!


    1. I wish the spider had been around so I could have photographed it too – perhaps it would have had a certain expression of distress on its little face.


    1. Spider webs are hard to photograph – they need the right light, or in this case, the right circumstances in order to see them well!


  1. Amazing what gets caught in a spider’s web. We – too – have been experiencing the ‘falling fluff’ (or pollen)????


    1. Yes, it is fluff season here right now. At the cabin, there will be so much accumulation that in places it will look like it has been snowing.


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