Small animals in San Procolo

Another day in the countryside, and you know what it means: another one of my mini-documentaries. I find another web with hundreds of baby spiders (this time on a rosemary plant) -curious that I’ve never seen these my whole life and now I found two in the same spring- plus some other interesting insects.

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Millions of tadpoles, hundreds of spiders

Yesterday I saw two nature wonders! In the morning I went for a hike near Segni with my sister’s family, and while we were watching the cows and the horses with my nephew, we noticed that there was something moving in one of the the ponds…actually the whole pond was in motion: there were millions (many millions) of tadpoles enjoying the sun! Look how awesome:

Then in the afternoon I went to San Procolo, and while I was pruning some bamboos, I found a web with the size more or less of a tennis ball, with hundreds and hundreds of baby spiders! If I’m correct these are araneus diadematus. Mama spider must have laid all the eggs in a bag and they spawned out of it, all in the same place. Here they are:

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