Sunday, 20 September 2015
It is a sure sign that Autumn is on its way when the whole garden is layered with dew covered Spiders webs. Every fence, every tree, every flower and gate.
Dew is water that forms into droplets due to condensation, which appear on small thin objects like Spiders webs.
On one of the fence posts, a Female Cranefly or Daddy long legs Tipula paludosa sat, her wings glittered with tiny balls of water. The female has the abdomen end that looks like a stinger. September is the month where the number of Craneflies peak. The adults eat nectar, whereas the larvae, Leatherjackets eat the roots of grasses.