I was out in the Ecosanctuary checking the pest predator traps on Sunday afternoon and had just removed the top of one trap when I spotted a large Nurseryweb spider, stretched outin an impressive elongated (yoga type) pose lying quietyl and unperturbed on top of the wooden trap box frame. I had not seen this spider up close before...and most spiders scuttle away fast when disturbed. She...I feel certain it was a female Nurseryweb spider (Dolores minor)was in no rush to go anywhere. I closed the trap box lid and left her to her slumbers!
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