Watch out little butterfly!

A little butterfly skipping from flower to flower in the late afternoon sunshine. Enjoying little sips of nectar. Seemingly oblivious to the cares of this world. Yet there lurks a trap for this innocent little sprite. A spider has cast its net. Nature is not nice, or sweet. The innocent get consumed. Do the fittest…

You are so nice, I could eat you!

I came across this huge spider on Bunaken Island, in northern Sulawesi.  The body must have been about 4 cm long and the legs spanned at least 15 cm, maybe more. It is a golden silk orb-weaving spider (genus Nephila) – also called giant wood spiders – which construct large webs to trap their prey. typically flying…