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Hummingbirds, Beware the Yellow and Black Argiope Spiders!

By Gardenbees
November 5, 2015

There was an attempted murder off our porch this afternoon. A hummingbird became caught in the web of a large yellow and black Argiope spider!

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Name: KadieD
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Nov 5, 2015 4:02 PM CST
Gardenbees, I would give you 50 acorns for your heroism. But sadly, I don't even have one in my coffer to give.

Thank you so much for rescuing the hummingbird. It truly warms my heart and made my day!


Edited: Someone just gave me some acorns (kind generosity) so I am passing them along to you.
[Last edited by Rainbow - Nov 5, 2015 11:57 PM (+)]
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Name: Lynnette
Northwest Illinois (Zone 5b)
Nov 7, 2015 7:06 AM CST
Yes, thank you!
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Name: Peggy C
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Nov 7, 2015 9:15 AM CST
Taking care to free the Hummingbird was a wonderful thing to do, Gardenbees .... although the Argiope spider was a hero in my yard this year ... she captured and made a very neat bundle of a Robber Fly who touched her web. Saved me from getting him out of the garden. If you have ever seen a Robber Fly make short work of a bee, you understand.

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Nov 7, 2015 10:12 PM CST
Thank you for the acorns, Kadie!!! Oh, and your signature image is really pretty!
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