Webs of Dew

February 04, 2007

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Provided by: Gary Johnson, Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy
Summary authors & editors: Gary Johnson, Jim Foster

The Canadian wilderness supports hundreds of different kinds of spiders and likely a million of these Arachnids occupy each acre of the swampy area shown on this photograph in Quetico Provincial Park, Ontario. Their webs are particularly evident in the tops of the more distant vegetation. Early morning dew and tiny fog droplets, which had coalesced on the silken filaments, make these webs quite visible, especially since they're refracting and reflecting light from the still the low hanging Sun. Photo taken on August 1, 2006.

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