- Author: Cheryl A. Wilen
I was playing with our new puppy today and was rolling around on the back yard with her. As it turns out, there is also a birdbath where we were playing and I happened to look up when I was under it and found a bunch of burr-like sacs underneath.
Photo by Rick Vetter
These are egg sacs of the brown widow spider and the sacs are so distinctive, that even I knew what they were. Here is what they look like to me:
I even found the spider itself and have to say it was a lot smaller and more delicate than what I expected. Even though its overall size is about the size of a quarter, the body is tiny, like a drop of water.