Barn owl!

 But no photo 🙁  First one I have ever seen one here at our place. So it was pretty exciting. Of course, my phone was in my pocket when it was disturbed and flew.

Bold Jumper (Phidippus audax) looks like it is ready for Halloween?
This Banded Argiope (Argiope trifasciata) is a male. He is about 8.5mm (1/2 inch). Every bit as purty as the much larger females.

Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata) seeds are this interesting shape and the seed pod almost explodes open.

Keep on looking!


  1. Congrats on the Barn Owl. Still have never seen one.
    Love the bold jumping spider's Halloween colors.
    Have you ever heard of an Argiope called a corn spider? A private school here posted a picture of one they are using to educate the kids (taking advantage of the opportunity) about the good of spiders and web spinning. They used the name corn spider. Odd.

  2. Kathy,
    I have not heard of Argiope called that but as we all know there are lots of common names. Do you know what Argiope was it?

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