60 Acre (24 hectare) Spider Web

Posted on October 28, 2006  Comments (2)

Two interesting articles Millions of Tiny Spiders Spin Mystery in a British Columbia Clover Field, and Spiders weave huge natural wonder in B.C. cover a story from 2002:

A biology professor in northern British Columbia has spotted a clover field crawling with spiders.

Brian Thair of the College of New Caledonia in Prince George said he saw a silky, white web stretching 60 acres across a field.

Related: Another remarkable natural event, giant wasp nest. Also see a post on spider thread.

2 Responses to “60 Acre (24 hectare) Spider Web”

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    “But Tuesday afternoon, thousands of Texas spiders were back at it, working to rebuild an immense spider web at Lake Tawakoni State Park that at one time stretched about 200 yards, covering bushes and trees to create a creepy canopy…Researchers say they now believe thousands of spiders from different species worked together to make one huge web…He found spiders from 12 families, with the most prevalent being from the Tetragnathidae family…”

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