Above: A spider I photographed on September 26, 2017

Cecil Warburton (1854 – 0)

The mental capacity of spiders; web architecture; spiders that live under water, even though they need air to breath; spiders that mimic ants; spiders that mimic bird droppings; cannibalism; odd spider mating rituals–these are just some of the topics in this lively book about the modes and habits of common spiders, written by a zoologist. This small book, Spiders, was published in as part of the series Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature.

Listen to the book here:

You might like some of my other nature recordings:

Short topics:

Tent CaterpillarsTent CaterpillarsĀ 


The Adventures of a Nature Guide, by Enos A. Mills


The Desert, Further Studies in Natural Appearances, by John Charles Van Dyke

The Land of Little Rain, by Mary Hunter Austin

The White Heart of Mojave, by Edna Brush Perkins


Spider on its web

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Magic in a Clump of Cattails

Remaining Curious, or Spider Web Graphics