Monday, 3 October 2011

Himalayan Highlights 4. Spiders

There were lots of interesting spiders. The Golden orb web spider (Nephila clavata) was found virtually everywhere. There were impressive Argiope spiders at some of the shrines and a very odd beast with a 'target' web near the government buildings in Gangtok. One can add to this an array of wolf and other arachnids.

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Seeing the Changes 1237

White dead nettle ( Lamium album ) still blooms by the Motorway access in Worsley.