Monday, March 23, 2015

Kind of drizzily here, so I shot another little spider.

This is another small kind of unremarkable little lady. True Spiders (Araneomorphae) » Entelegynes  » Pimoidae »      Pimoa ,  probably  altioculata.

I damaged her egg case & you can see some of her eggs. She has since repaired it. 
She is about 5 or 6mm long.
Click to enlarge.

In the meantime, the bees are resting during the rain. They have been bringing in tons of pollen. Everything is blooming 3-4 weeks ahead of schedule and somehow winter passed us by here in the PNW. The plums are about finished blooming and the pears are starting as will the maple very soon. Some folks are having to put on supers & I am way behind setting out my swarm traps as they will also start swarming earlier this year.


  1. You are so far ahead of us. We won't even see leaves for another month at least. 6 inches of snow predicted for tomorrow.

  2. Can't blame you; I'd shoot him, too.

  3. Little Miss Muffet is not amused...

  4. Winter returned here with a vengeance last night. Rainy here too.