Here is an assortment of spiders that I’ve managed to photograph of the past couple of years from Perth, to Coorow and Warradarge. They come in all shapes and colours… Stay tuned I’ve got some exciting news about spiders to share with you in my next post.
Robert Whyte, author of the field guide “Spiders of Australia” has kindly helped me identify these beautiful spiders. From top to bottom:
- Lycosidae A Wolf Spider
- Sandalodes scopifer
- Thomisidae Tmarus sp.
- Araneidae Araneinae Araneus arenaceus relative
- Thomisidae Zygometis xanthogaster
- Thomisidae Stephanopis ornata or close relative
- Salticidae Apricia jovialis female
The comprehensive field guide he wrote has been incredibly useful, and comes with very clear images of each spider and categorises them in a straightforward and practical manner. I imagine even people with spider phobias would enjoy the maratus jumping spider section! If you’re looking for a copy take a peek at it here.
Higher Grounds are three guys and one coffee cart who’ve moved into the building at work. If you live in East Perth, and want a good “cuppa” before heading to the office you should check them out.
Lower Spectrum’s deep, echoing (literally) dark sound was playing on a record, in a shop a few weeks ago.
It stopped me dead in my tracks…
Dead. in. my. tracks.
Lower Spectrum – Nocturnal
Lower Spectrum – Cathedral
Lower Spectrum – Levity
All I know is the guy is from Perth. You can buy the EP on vinyl or iTunes.
Here are a few songs I’ve been listening to:
Royksopp – Sordid Affair (Maceo Plex Remix)
Prints_ – Ghosts
Hollow Coves – The Woods
Atlas Bound – Talk (Jerry Folk Remix)
Let me know if you do listen, what you think…
My knees are sooooo upset with me at the moment, my back is quite stiff from couching. But the pain was so worth it! I’ve been crouching most of the morning in Queens Garden amongst the plants trying to capture the curious little jumping spiders that surrounded me. At first I thought there was only one, but when I looked closer… they were in serious abundance. Young, old, dark, light, skittish and oddly one that was literally a camera hog. I think, I’ve got 4 different spiders here. The most fabulous I spent some time filming. The video is much better today, as I tried using a tripod to keep the camera steady. He’s just sussing me out.
This weekend I’ve been updating my website. www.redterrain.com check it out!
I’ve also been listening to a few songs repeatedly. Alt – J released a new album this year and a couple of the tracks are stand outs: (not to mention Hunger of The Pine which I wrote about a few months back). It’s really great stuff.
Every Other Freckle – Alt J
Warm Foothills – Alt J
Gospel of John Hurt – Alt J