Revelations in the morning dew
I love these August mornings, where the mist covers everything in a thin white veil before the sun breaks through. The sun is still powerful, though the shadows on the lawn are getting longer and longer morning and evening.
For a short time each morning, the dew reveals a magnificent view. The hard work of all the small spiders, so busy they all are.
I'm full of admiration for the work the spiders make. Hatched recently, they need to feed and grow before the cold sets in. Meaning catching as much prey as possible, due time.
The heatwave here in late August has given them perfect conditions to eat themselves big and fat before winter.
Did you know that spiders eat more insects, than we humans eat meat?
The importance of spiders in ecosystems is evident. Again, biodiversity is vital for a healthy planet. Field after field with planted crops is a wasteland compared to a forest or an undisturbed grassfield or meadow. Organic or not - the animals don't care - they demand diverse nature.
Meanwhile, stop killing spiders - do a catch and release instead.