Today I meet a cross orbweaver spider.
|Cross Orbweaver Spider|
In the cooler weather, I know these spiders find warmth inside my house. Spiders terrify me, but I want to give her a chance. One can’t destroy another just because of fear, just because of misunderstanding.
|Orbweaver Spider in the Woods|
I learn that this spider rarely bites. In fact, it’s supremely difficult to provoke her. Inside a home, she’ll eat dust mites, fruit flies, and various pests. Her webs help clean the house.
I also learn that she eats her web every single night and builds a fresh one every single morning. She keeps her web free of debris by starting over every single day.
I love that she starts fresh each morning, removing debris from the day before. I love that she stays calm and unprovoked. I love that she’s helpful.
I want to be more like her. Welcome, little spider.
Do you encounter unusual spiders in your home this time of year?