Sunday, August 26, 2012
Critter Safari After Dark
Have you ever taken a night time critter safari with your kids? We did, and Mikro had so much fun. We saw some ants, beetles, crickets and an immature katydid.
And, of course, lots of spiders!
This one was busy dining on prey caught in his web:
(Those are my husband's fingers, to give you a sense of the size of this spider.)
And this one (who was much bigger than the previous one) had a hideout made of leaves stuck together with silk, where she retreated when we tried to get a photo of her:
What a fun way to spend a summer evening! And the lid from my iced coffee came in handy as an improvised diffuser for my flash! Without it, the critters just whited out.