Monday 24 September 2018

The Fleur de Lys Spider

A very nice autumnal day today, so found myself doing a 7.2km run out to the Grange Road fields and back into town through Sconce Park, happily listening to Radio 6 as I trundled along the empty harvested fields lined with berry laden hedgerows.

Soon the birds returning for the winter will be feasting on these.

A few butterflies were on the wing today, all white butterflies of various kinds. Big migrant hawkers still patrol the park in their angular flight patterns; mallards are coming back out of eclipse and unbelievably will soon be starting their pre-breeding fights.

And then there was this orb spider, a spider musketeer with a fleur de lys upon its back.

The earth begins to go to sleep for 3 months, but I won't.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 24.09.18


  1. Beautiful spider.
    I love to see their webs adorning so many plants in the Autumn.

    That is a lovely image of the willow by the pond.

  2. Don't think I've ever seen one of those. The feather shapes are so clear.

  3. Great photos. Fantastic spider.

  4. Thanks all, I wish it was a slightly better shot!

  5. Lovely photos and a super spider :)