3 Jumping Spiders.

On one plant, I’ve found three of these jumping spiders (which all look very different).  I’m dying to get a macro lens for by dslr to get some proper macro photos.  Lucky it’s right beside our new house!!Screen Shot 2013-10-04 at 8.47.34 PM Screen Shot 2013-10-04 at 8.50.36 PMThis is a photo record of a very cute little white spider.  Hopefully I can find him again and get a better shot.

Jumping Spiders are so cute!


The She Wolf and Friends.

We’ve come across some pretty incredible creatures here over the past week.  The most interesting being the female huntsman that I nearly stepped on last night.  She was carrying her entire brood of spider babies on her abdomen.  At first I was weary of putting her in a glass (for the sole fear of millions of babies escaping in the house) however, she and her babies were very patient with me while I snapped many (100+) photographs.  I also took a video which shows the little ones running around her body over others who were nestled in.  If I upgrade this blog to “pro” I’ll upload the video…until then you’ll have to imagine the playfulness of it.

Nature is pretty cool isn’t it?

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This centipede was found in our house.  Mike spotted it and I froze…I’m not sure if these are poisonous so I wasn’t game to touch it.Screen Shot 2013-04-26 at 1.23.20 PM

A spider no bigger than my thumb nail.
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The lovely she wolf.Screen Shot 2013-04-26 at 1.23.36 PM

To light her, I placed a LED flashlight onto the rim of the glass and shot her with my little canon powershot.  I could have observed her for hours, but a part of me felt a little guilty keeping her from food.  Surely she’d be putting in a massive effort to feed the little ones! Screen Shot 2013-04-26 at 1.23.46 PMThis last image was taken outside where I set her free again.

ps:  I’ve been listening to these tracks as I’m sitting here watch the sunset on the horizon… It makes it feel even more epic.  The album is old news now, but I’ve got a soft spot for these tracks.  If you haven’t had a listen please hit up Youtube for samples!

M83 – Outro

M83 – Soon, my friend.