Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Gardening reminder:

For all the gardeners out there, don't forget that the Garden Club will be holding its fall Perennial Plant Exchange at the Nature Centre on Saturday, 10 September 2005 this year. From 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. you can take home one new plant for every two you bring in. For those who are interested in buying without exchanging, open sales go after 2:00 p.m.

If you are planning to bring plants in, remember to make sure they are well potted and labelled. Also, please inform the Garden Club members when you drop off your plants if your yard has problems such as dew worms.

I'll leave you with a look at a Grass Spider (Agelena naevia... or Agelenopsis, depending on the source you check) I saw in the Sanctuary the other day. Grass Spiders are funnel web weavers. They make trampoline-like webs that end with a funnel-shaped opening. The spider waits in the funnel's hole, and when it feels the vibration of an insect on the web it races up and grabs it. As the name implies, Grass Spiders are usually found in grassy fields but can also be seen in hedges and other vegetation occasionally.

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