Spider portal

Charlotte’s web has transformed into a portal into another dimension. I hope this grass spider is singing “Into the Unknown” on the way in there!

Spiders Aren’t Spooky… They’re Our Friends!

As the Halloween series of episodes continue, we’ve dedicated this week’s Biofriendly Podcast to our fascinating eight-legged friends. Spiders are crucial to our environment so we share some of their history with spooky season, why some consider them to be good luck, and if you’re not careful they may just run off with your family.

Colorful Cosmophasis

Cosmophasus are a genus of spiders in the family Salticidae, also known as jumping spiders. This tiny bright jumper sits calmly on an orchid.

Field of nope

What if Spider-Man grew up on a farm? The silky webs of millions of spiders drape across a field in a beautiful yet unsettling image of a meadow by photographer László Novák that was a finalist in the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Don’t Kill That Spider!

We all know that arachnophobia is a real fear, but it’s important to learn more about our eight-legged friends and how important they are to our environment! This week we unraveled the web of lies around some spider myths, shared non-lethal techniques to send them packing, and why Jacob has a built-in deterrent that drives spiders and Noel insane.

Don’t kill that spider | Tuesday Tip

Although they often give us the creeps, spiders are oftentimes the most important biological control of pests in and around homes, yards, gardens and crops.

Itsy bitsy hooray! | Green Wings Award

We decided that this enthusiastic, colorful spider cheering you would be the perfect winner of our Green Wings Award this month! Source unknown. Please feel free to contact us if you know the original source of this video.

Spider or Muppet?

This extreme close-up of a Lycosidae (aka, Wolf Spider) is wonderful and slightly disturbing.

Finding Nemo Spider

This is the Maratus nemo, a new species of Australian Peacock Spider discovered by Museums Victoria arachnologist, Joseph Schubert. Named after Pixar’s Finding Nemo for its clownfish coloring, this little jumping spider is about the size of a grain of rice.

Spider-Tailed Horned Viper

Although it looks like an anxious spider pacing back and forth, you are looking at the unique tail of the spider-tailed horned viper (Pseudocerastes urarachnoides). The tail tip is waved around and used to lure insectivorous birds to within striking range. Talk about nightmare fuel!