The reserve in the Australian city of Port Macquarie at dawn hours resembles an underwater garden of jellyfish: spiders of the genus Cyrtophora plaited the meadow grass, pulling small tents between the stems.
At first the locals even thought that snow had fallen out. Accurately suspended spiders of ideal design fascinate the morning visitors. Catherine Mardell, the park ranger, says: “Some species of spiders clean their nets with the onset of the day and are re-deployed in the evening. The species of spiders that settled in our reserve does not add a network for the night, but only repairs from time to time, when necessary.
An unusual sight can be seen only at dawn and dusk, when spider webs shimmer in the oblique rays of the sun. ” Most spiders are young individuals, and, of course, not all of them will survive to the stage of growing up this season, but the staff of the park are very happy with such a large colony: “Since nature presents such pleasant surprises to us, it means that we managed to create the right conditions for this” . Earlier, “My Planet” wrote about another “pleasant surprise” of Australian nature: rain from spiders.