Monday, September 8, 2008
Meeting More Garden Friends!
Seems like we are welcoming more and more friends into our garden lately! First our hummingbirds, frogs and toad sightings - now we've spotted a praying mantis hanging out on our tomato plants and identified a friendly black and yellow garden spider. I have to admit, spiders give me the willies. I know many are harmless to humans and they pull their part by consuming tons of annoying pests. However, I can't get past their creepy-crawliness. I am trying though...I befriend them as I identify them - I am pretty much ok with daddy long legs and the everyday garden spider. As long as I know where their web is and as long as that location isn't near where I hang out - its fine! It is those dang wolf spiders that keep moving into my compost bin and jumping out at me along the fence line that I can't come to terms with. No spider in our yard should resemble an escaped pet tarantula. Sorry - just not having it! No fur and nothing larger than a half dollar thank you.
Check out PrairieVisionDesign's garden friend at her recent post - it inspired me go and out and snap a shot of our new garden spider friend.