Monday morning before dawn this spider greeted me at the threshold of our kitchen bathroom, exposed on the floor as I reached in with the hand that wasn’t holding the coffee cup and turned on the light. We have a lot of spiders in our house, and you mostly get used to them. But this one looked different than the wolf spiders we typically see at that size. It froze long enough for me to take this picture, but then disappeared under the cabinet.
They are so informative.
That's fascinating about the wolf spiders carrying their babies; I had no idea. And you got a great photo to illustrate it.
Thanks for the TM link re: the Liz Lambert profile. Fascinating stuff. When we make it to the States (as Europeans we are, of course, culturally allergic to much of the US 😉), Austin is right at the top of the list. It’s been interesting to see how it’s changed over the last 20-30 years.