Spiders & Their Webs :: Nature Study - Eva Varga

October 18, 20114
Over the past few weeks, we have been observing a large variety of spiders and their respective webs on our nature outings.  As the webs are relatively complex, the kids haven’t yet felt comfortable truly sketching them in their journals.  I thereby present a photo essay of some of our favorites.  
Sheet Web ?

Funnel Web (observed in 2009)

Unknown Spider … no web nearby

Black & Yellow Garden Spider on Orb Web

Tunnel web next to a very interesting fungus 
My kiddos said, “Mom, when are we going to do a fungus challenge?  Barb?

It doesn’t show in the picture, but there was web within the circle

Garden spiders observed cooperatively building a web … or so we presume.

An orb web captured on paper in hopes of observing more details and integrating into our math curriculum.


  • Barb-Harmony Art Mom

    October 28, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Great collection of webs for your study this time. I always love a good orb web…and your spider was really big! The video was interesting, something I have never seen before too.

    Thanks so much for sharing your link with the OHC carnival.

    PS I did a series of fungus challenges a few years ago and they had the least participation of any challenges ever. I personally love a good fungus study so I will try to include one soon.

  • Ellen

    October 31, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    That funnel web is wonderful!

  • Zonnah

    October 31, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    You found a lot of different types of webs, very cool.

  • Hodgepodgemom

    November 1, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Oh wow! What variety – and, yes, what a large spider!

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