Wrapping it up

Well, it has been a year since I first made a post on August 30, 2020. Thanks to Alan for suggesting a blog. It has been very fun and I have learned a lot. Furthermore, I really appreciate all the comments y’all have made.

Keeping with this theme of wrapping it up, here is a Banana Spider (Argiope aurantia) with its grasshopper prey!

Here this girl got a Differential Grasshopper!

Banana Spider wrapping a katydid. This spider will eat a variety of prey. I have seen it catch hummingbirds, a Carolina Chickadee (chickadee got away minus its tail feathers) and numerous types of insects over the years.

A Green June Bug with its wrapping still on it. The ants and a fly get the leftovers.

A different view of the the spinneret of the Banana Spider.

It really has been a great year for this species of spider. We have at least a half dozen or more just hanging next to the house. The girls have started to make their egg casings. In some cases, the female will make 3 or 4 egg casings.

It seems they protect their babies with a web covering.

So to wrap up today’s post, I leave you with this video of the female constructing her egg casing. I love the way she uses her legs to knit the egg casing! Indeed, nature is wonderful!

Finally, thanks again for coming along with me this past pandemic year! I hope everyone stays safe and this gets over sooner than later.

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.


  1. It is hard to believe its been a year. But what an exciting year. Thanks Alan for suggesting it and thank you Mary for all the info and fun you’ve brought.

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