I checked on the Golden Silk Orb-weaver today and her abdomen is much bigger than it was. The little male spider is still hanging around.

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A side view of the spiders.

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She may be producing some egg sacs soon.

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It’s the time of year for June Bugs, which means June Bugs falling into the swimming pool. I scoop them out with the pool net, and after a minute or two they usually recover and fly off. This June Bug is climbing up from the pool net.

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It sat on the frame of the net, drying out.

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Then it prepared to take off and fly away–you can see the wings starting to come out. I haven’t yet managed a photo of a June Bug as it flies off, but I’ll keep trying. A bright sunny day with a fast shutter speed would be best for that.

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After the June Bugs cleared out a brown anole hopped onto the pool net.

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And another brown anole on one of the palm trees. There’s a little motion blur as he starts to flash his dewlap.

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