Saturday, September 27, 2008

Visitor in the Yard

Sarah and the Farmer found this handsome feller hanging out in our flower garden. I am told it is a Garden Spider. We would love to know more about him if anyone out there can give up some info!


Anonymous said...

We have a spider like that at the farm. He made his web on a piece of equipment in the yard and he is HUGE in my opinion.

I'm clueless as to what kind it is tho.


Twinmama said...

We had one of these as well "guarding" our basement door. I have found it is called an argiope (pronounced ar-GUY-oh-pee); also called a garden spider, black and yellow garden spider, or a garden orbweaver. The websites claimed they are "harmless to humans", but I am not taking any chances - they give me the heebie-jeebies! Btw - I found your blog thru Yarn Over and Flip-Floppin Mama (went to college with Yarn Over,and Handyman):)