One morning recently, Susan told me that there was something interesting in the garden, that I might want to get the camera. Outside, on a section of floating row cover, she had found this little momma zealously protecting her egg case. Despite the fact that the spider looks big and mean, she's less than half an inch -- more like a 1/4 inch -- from left to right.
I went in for the macro. She started waving me off. Finally, she raised her front legs as though to say, "Yeah, just try it, Bucko."
We anticipate the birth of a few hundred offspring. Ah, the sound of little footsteps.