The Incredible Beauty of Spider Webs

Do you ever stop and ponder the incredible beauty of spider webs? It’s late fall here in the Pacific Northwest and the spiders are busy adorning branches and bushes with their handiwork. With drops of dew lighting it up in the morning sun, this spider web caught my eye from across our yard. It measures at least 30 feet wide!

Spiderweb at the edge of the forest

 

Big Spiderweb
Spiderweb up close
Spider in a web

It’s hard to believe that spiders build these magnificent works of art only to catch prey. Surely, there is some other motivation behind the beauty of their architecture.

What a wonder of nature… we try to leave their masterpieces undisturbed as best we can and think about all the work the spider put into it. 

Did you know? Hummingbirds harvest spider webs to add to their nests and help hold them together.

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