Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Explore Outdoors ~ Drama in the Milkweed Plants

 So there I was, out in the garden counting pollinators when I saw this cute little crab spider hanging out on a milkweed leaf.

It's easy to miss if you're not looking closely. Anyway, I get back to counting bees flocking to the monarda. A few minutes later, I go to check on my spider friend, only to find... 

... that it's snagged some fast food in the meantime.

Look how the spider has dug its fangs into the back of that fly.

poor fly!

Apparently flies are like tacos - equally tasty from either end!

So... What's going on under the leaves of plants in your neighborhood?


  1. What wonderful photos. Thanks for a fun post.

  2. You're such an excellent photographer—wow! I'm glad the spider was able to find food, but I'm sorry the fly had to become food! Thanks for sharing!