Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Here's Looking at You (with all four eyes)!

While walking the sandy shore of Moreau Lake yesterday, this wee little Jumping Spider hitched a ride on my shirt tail.  I'm glad we had a chance to say hello before little spider jumped away.  I love Jumping Spiders' furry little four-eyed faces, and they often look so fuzzy I wish I could pet them.  This one raised up and waved its little arms at me before it took off.  I'm sure that was a defensive posture, but I like to delude myself that the dear little critter was waving good-bye.  So long!  See ya later!

I also found some pink-flowered Blue Vervain along the same shore.  Quite unusual!  The flowers of Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata) are usually known for their vividly blue blooms.

The shore of Moreau Lake is the only place I have ever seen this pink variety.  Here's the typical color for the flowers of Blue Vervain:


Woody Meristem said...

Good find on the vervain.

threecollie said...

I see vervain every time we visit one of our favorite birding spots and thanks to you I know what I'm seeing. Cool spider!