A Late Summer Hike, No Mushrooms But Plenty Of Spiders And Dragonflies And A Snake.
The heat wave finally ended here in Northeastern Pennsylvania on Thursday. We got almost an inch of rain and cooler temperatures. I decided to see if the cooler temperatures and rain would have brought out some mushrooms but didn’t find a single one on my hike yesterday. I did find a lot of spiders and plenty of signs that Summer is just about over now.
The dry weather has made for and abundance of spider webs, and , of course, spiders. I found a number of these marbled orb spider webs in one area and had fun tossing grains of grass on them and watching the spiders run out on their webs.
I fooled one spider into thinking he captured a meal and he began to s[pin a web around it. I don’t particularly like them, especially when I walk into them, but they are amazing to watch. Here is a link to some more photographs of the spiders. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/pennsylvania-insects-bees-butterflies-dragonflies-slugs-etc/nggallery/pennsylvania-insects-bees-butterflies-dragonflies-slugs/marbled-orb-spider-9112015
And there was also a lot of dragonflies darting about. They are remarkably beautiful creatures’
I was able to capture thiscouple spending some time together. Here is a link to some more photographs of the dragonflies I saw on my walk.https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/pennsylvania-insects-bees-butterflies-dragonflies-slugs-etc/nggallery/pennsylvania-insects-bees-butterflies-dragonflies-slugs/marbled-orb-spider-9112015
It was sunny and mild and a nice day to be outdoors, even though I didn’t find a single mushroom. Here are some more photographs form my hike on this nice late Summer day. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-5/nggallery/blog-photos/macro-walk-september-11-2015
Go out, go out I beg of you
And taste the beauty of the wild.
Behold the miracle of the earth
With all the wonder of a child. Edna Jaques