Arachnophobia?

4th November 2012: The flowering ivy bush is awash with spiders; they seem to be hanging from, or crawling over, every flower on the bush. I expect their main food source is the short-palped cranefly. I have to say that I find the spider’s activities very interesting and fail to see why these small creatures fill most people with fear. If it wasn’t for spiders, wouldn’t we be plagued with flies? 🙂

7 Comments on “Arachnophobia?

  1. I like them in theory Mike, and I find them fascinating. It’s just a visceral reaction when I see them move or when they look likely to touch me – the scream comes from deep inside! I can never understand why people are scared of snakes, which I love, or mice. It’s a deep reaction and logic doesn’t enter into it.

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