It’s not exactly Christmas, but a blanket of white has covered some parts of dry land in the flooded district of Wagga Wagga in
Victoria southern New South Wales [oops, thanks for the correction, Martin - still, it's not as bad as me situating British Columbia in the USA on another blog]. It’s been reported in New Scientist here that spiders escaping from floodwaters have build massive webs covering entire fields.
It’s a sensible survival response by these spiders in an area that has just recorded its highest rainfall on record. I can’t tell what species they are, but it would be interesting to know. They don’t look like orb-weavers, so maybe they are species that line burrows (now drowned) with silk. The birds must be having a field day, literally.
And remember the words of the song:
Don’t call Wagga Wagga Wagga
Calling Wagga Wagga Wagga is wrong!