Yep, judging from the number of search engine hits the blog is getting and the number of questions we're hearing from the public, it's time to talk about Jewel Spiders again.
Jewel spiders are large, harmless orb weavers. Most people ask about them simply because they didn't realise that Red Deer is home to any large spiders.
Rather than repeat already-blogged information I'll direct you to this post from 2005: Natural Selections: 'Tis the season.
If you have any further questions (or any other neat spiders to report) don't hesitate to call us at the Nature Centre (403.346.2010).