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Spiders on the Storm

The signs of impending winter are upon us.  While the heat made one final appearance for the Sports Day long weekend, nights and early mornings have become decidedly chilly.  The sun is setting early, and leaves are changing colour.   … Continue reading

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Faceoff

An orb-weaver spider has set up home in the mandarin tree in our tiny garden.  Praying mantises also take advantage of the greenery and the insects it attracts. What happens when two ambush hunters meet?           … Continue reading

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Eight Legged Freaks

I am homeward-bound along route 50, the road connecting Tokorozawa with Sayama.  I pass the motley collection of garages and long-closed restaurants to the field.  And just a couple of dozen centimetres from my face, I cruise past one of … Continue reading

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