Nursery Web Spider
A return to the spider nest this afternoon to see if there had been any developments. I think the spiderlings inside are preparing for independence as there were definite signs of legs on what I thought were the eggs but are, in fact, the tiny bodies the spiderlings. Very close by I noticed another nest complete with mummy spider standing guard on the top. I also found a couple of other nests one with two common green grasshoppers - one (extra) stayed in place long enough to get a single focussed shot but took off as soon as I moved the lens in closer. I found another spider on guard. We have had this spider in the garden previous years on the rosemary bush. Back tomorrow to see any changes.
I need to get closer to the creatures so I think I'll have to take a zoom lens - any extension tube on my macro just means I need to get closer - they don't like this!