Spider web on gorse
The autumn dew and general winter humidity is a good medium to highlight spider webs around the smallholding. Here is a picture I took on a gorse bush in our woodland. We have a lot of gorse on the smallholding read more.
Did you know?
- there are approximately 700 native species of spider in the UK
The Natural History Museum’s Department of Entomology offers a worldwide insect identification and advice service on insects and other arthropods such as spiders, scorpions, millipedes, mites and ticks. No charges are usually made for simple enquiries but the identification service is chargeable and fairly expensive.
The Museum also runs a Bug Forum to assist with insect identification.
Natural History Museum identification and advisory service:
Telephone – 020 7942 5045
British Arachnological Society:
Offers advice and identification of British species. See their website FAQs ‘What spiders do I get in my house?’ and ‘What spiders do I find in my garden?’ for detailed descriptions and photos.