Just one for today. This is a Spiny-backed Orb Weaver–a kind of spider I’ve seen around the yard before, but I think this is the first one I’ve seen this year. It has a white “shell” with black spots on its back, and red spines sticking out around the edges. It’s a harmless spider and interesting to watch as it weaves its web and captures prey.

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