When spiders fly…………

There’s an old saying that in the fall, when the spiders fly, is the time to plant your fields.

Have you ever seen spider webs floating through the sky, hanging from your car antenna or covering the ground in the fall?

Ballooning, sometimes called kiting, is a process by which spiders, and some other small invertebrates, move through the air by releasing one or more gossamer threads to catch the wind, causing them to become airborne at the mercy of air currents and potentially electric currents.

The spiders are flying right now.  We just finished planting one of our fields!

Spiders web

 

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