The Garden at Night – 1


I may have mentioned before that the last thing I do at night is to take our mini longhaired Dachshund out into the garden. During the spring and summer when it was dry, she would spend more and more time sniffing about and mousing. So as not to rush her too much I started looking around the garden with my torch.  I have to say, for someone who is keen on Entomology, it was like someone had opened a door into a different world.  And when I think of how long it has taken me to realise this…..

So before long the torch was accompanied by camera and flash and extension tubes and goodness know what else to try and get shot of insects that were, in some cases getting smaller and smaller.  However, all things being equal I will hopefully starting posting some of the pix here.

Today I am going to start with, what is one the smallest orb spiders in the garden Araniella cucurbitina. These guys are so small the spread the web across a single leaf in many cases.  Hope you like it.

Small Orb Spider
Small Orb Spider

2 thoughts on “The Garden at Night – 1”

  1. It’s a great photo – maybe I should do that when I go out tonight with doggo….. 🙂

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