We watched this orb weaver spider construct his web. The detail of the design and the spider’s pattern of constructing the web creates a tantalizing symmetry. This sequence of shots in the gallery covers about twenty minutes. During the entire sequence we only saw the spider’s underside. This spider has a lot of color. Since we did not see him from the top, I am not sure of the species but he will probably become a meal for one of the wasps that are buzzing around.
(You can track the spider’s progress by tracking through the gallery!)
Unfortunately the spider’s work did not last too long; the plants he anchored to did not stay in place due to the winds.