Boy, was this little guy lost.
I found him in the cat litter bag. Doesn't it look like it has a smiley face?
Based on those amazing eyes and its body shape, it is a jumping spider.
Jumping spiders wander around looking for insects. This one hadn't made a good choice and got trapped. I scooped it into a handy container and carried it out to the garden (it is warm here). It watched me the entire time.
I couldn't tell whether it was scared or hungry. What do you think?
This month is National Haiku Writing Month.
Desert mallow flower
Sunlit umbrella holds tiny bee
Orange respite from cold
Have you written any nature-inspired haiku this month?
Look who visited the flowers in our yard this week:
It is a painted lady butterfly.
In addition to flowers for nectar, we also have hollyhocks because they are a larval food plant.
If you grow it, they will come.