Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Early Halloween Photo



A reason to look up once in awhile while foraging for mushrooms. This cluster of argiopes stretched their webs over a cluster of mushrooms in the lot beside my house, and I nearly walked into all of them. (I'm learning to appreciate the dangers of hunting and gathering.) Their prey is a rhinoceros beetle, mine, boletus edulis. We resolved the issue peacefully.


Note: reports on mushrooms that I found and/or cooked represent my personal experiences, and in no way should be taken as recommendations for readers. This is not a guidebook. Eat wild mushrooms at your peril.

4 comments:

Queen Whackamole said...

Are they wearing legwarmers??

George said...

Yeah, you have to tell those argiopes they ain't Jennifer Beals.

Marty said...

Well see, George, not until after I put a little chair in the web and throw some water on the spider with a disco beat pulsing in the background.

Queen Whackamole said...

I want to see them doing those maniac steps!