Daddy Long Legs Spider Mating

I noticed two daddy long leg spiders in the corner of my room.

They were quite far away from each other to begin with, but somehow they got closer that night.

At the end they stick together. I think they must be mating.

The photo may be slightly disturbing but I found it quite interesting.

In fact, I went on and did some research on daddy long legs spider mating.

Daddy Long Legs Spider

Daddy Long Legs Spider

Bees and Lavanda

Last year summer, I was looking for bees around the lavender flower by the pond near my house so that I can practice my camera skill.  There is something particularly hard about focusing on a bee and taking a clean photo before it flies away! I’ve tried my best to identify them (hover over photos to see my ID guess), do let me know if I misidentified!

Bees hovering

Bees hovering

There are 250 species bees in the UK.  Identifying bee species is not easy.

After taking some photos for the bees, I found something scary in the bush.

An orb weaver spider has caught a bee with its web and it was having its meal!

Orb weaver spider eating bee

Orb weaver spider eating bee

This really creeps me out but I just can’t resist to take a photo.