We find webs everywhere: in the grass, between flower stems, between wires of a fence ... anywhere there's a place to anchor a line is a good place for a web.
Go on a Web Walk.
Grab your camera or sketchbook and pencil, and look for different types of spider webs. Orb webs look like wheels with spokes. Look closely - you might even see a spider sitting in the middle, waiting for breakfast to fly in.
Things to note:
- where do you find the web - is it attached to plants, and what kind?
- how big is it? bigger than your handspan? as wide as your longest finger?
- what time of day, and other weather notes.
- the habitat around you - is it a roadside? a garden? mowed lawn? an alfalfa field?
- draw a picture (or take a photo) of the web.
Other webs you might find are sheet webs along the ground (spun by funnel-web weavers) and cobby tangled webs.
You can download a guide to spider webs here.
University of Kentucky has a cool spider ID chart here.