This guy is still the boss the tomato pot by the post. He’s the anole with the damaged dewlap, and he’s been hanging around in that area since early summer.

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Over on the palm tree I came across a green anole (it looks brown at the moment, but it’s a green anole). I always enjoy seeing a green anole.

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Around the other side of the palm tree a spider had built a pretty large web, stretching from the tree trunk  to the fence 5 or 6 feet away. The spider, one I’d never seen before, was at about eye-level in the web. It was about a half inch across, red with a big white triangle on its back. I looked it up and learned that it’s an Arrowhead Spider, Verrucosa arenata, a harmless orb weaver. It obviously got its name from the white triangle.

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Most spiders position themselves in their webs with their heads down, but the Arrowhead Spider sits with its head up.

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A view of the spider’s underside.

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I’ll look tomorrow to see if the spider is still there.

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