Laugh if you wish.
I was concerned for my mama spider and her egg sac during last night’s storm.
I have been watching them both for weeks. She is a Green Lynx spider/ Peucetia viridans.
I was attracted to the head of goldenrod blooms by a peculiar object among the yellow flowers.
I saw her egg sac before I spotted her guarding it.
The color of the egg sac is a dull straw-brown, but the shape is intriguingly like a cut diamond.
It has a flat table top with crown below it and pointed bottom, like a culet.
How could a spider make such a complex shape? I wonder the same about the intricacies of webs, also.
I have been waiting for the spiderlings to emerge, so that I can examine it more closely.
The mama spider diligently guards this nest and puts her body over it when she senses my presence.
This morning I did get a better picture of the sac due to her dazed and soaking wet state when I approached.
She quickly assumed her guard post when I touched the goldenrod.
I am so glad that she and her offspring are safe and sound after the wind and torrential rains.
I am considering staking the Goldenrod so that Mama Lynx will not have to hang like that.
I know I shouldn’t interfere, but we grandmothers are very protective.
I am also afraid that “Mr. Flower” will cut it down with the weed-eater. Oh my! I’d better stake it now.
I’ll keep you up-dated about the hatching.