In Search Of Spiders….

We are so lucky to be living within ten minutes walk of a forest…armed with a packed lunch and a magnifying glass, we set off in search of spiders…
Along the way we discovered a snail…

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..and wonderful leaves…

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We discovered a stream…

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…and a fire pit…

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Ted was fascinated by the stream, and wondered what different things were floating in it…

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He pondered over a pine tree, and we talked about their needles – he felt them…and tasted them… (!)…

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We found our spider crawling over the forest floor..

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…we counted his eight legs…

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Having just rained, it was the perfect weather to find spider’s webs. We found a few beautiful ones…unfortunately I couldn’t quite get my camera to focus on the spider/web…and we just got the leaves in the background…

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….however..the settled raindrops showed us the detailed web beautifully.
Then Ted decided to ‘drink’ the raindrops off the branches “like a spider”, he said…

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He wasn’t scared of venturing in to the bushes….

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We discovered the most fantastic ‘koja’ (den)…

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..and observed an ant’s nest…

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Hmmm…which way now..?

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Time for lunch. Ted is in the middle of explaining something important..

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And time for some spider stories….

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Who couldn’t love this detailed, raised, web…?

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Satisfied with finding our spiders, our webs, and a lot more besides, we started the walk home…

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🙂

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