Maxx would call it a PIDER and run and he did. My boy is not a real outdoorsy kind of boy. I however could always be found at the creek. No telling what creature I would try to bring home next. This most interesting spider was hanging outside yesterday. I am not sure what variety she is. Not that she is even a she for that matter. I thought the colors on her back were quite lovely. If you look just below her on the bottom you can see where she has repaired her web. It is a cool zig zag stitch. Today was a beach day it has become our after church tradition lately. It works.
I had to google the spider and this is what I found. One of our largest, brightest, and most frequently noticed spiders, the Black-and-Yellow Argiope is very common throughout North Carolina. They are also known as the garden spider (since they’re very common in gardens) or writing spider (for the patterns in their webs). They catch large insects in their sturdy webs, including grasshoppers and butterflies. They are harmless to humans. How do you pronounce Argiope? According to the folks at bugguide, it’s ar-GUY-oh-pee.