The Wilden Marsh Blog


Sunrise: 07.11 Sunset: 05.35 The response of this Walnut Orb-Weaver Spider (Nuctenea umbratica), a spider of the Araneidae family, to my torch beam last night, was to crawl very slowly into its winter nest. This spider is very common in Hoo Wood, and seems to favour holes in rotting silver birch trees for nests. Nuctenea umbratica¬†is capable of biting humans, causing itchiness and a burning sensation followed by a red patch with… Read More