Spiders spin webs
So gossamer light
A lure of soft silk
For insects in flight.
Spiders spin webs to catch flies. We all know that. But is it really that simple? Spiders spin webs of many shapes; underground, underwater, up in trees; with many purposes – for shelter, for concealment, to hold air, and, of course, to catch insects. This book gives you the cahance to stop, and lokk, up close, at a stunning variety of webs and spiders. Living in nearly every environment on the planet, spiders are a marvel of adaption, with astonishing variations in body type, web structure, and feeding habits.
Yvonne Winer’s concise, atmospheric verses set the mood for each individual spider and its web, while introducing basic information. Colourful, detailed illustrations by Karen Lloyd-Jones depict those spiders with dazzling realism. At the end of the book, a spider identification guide adds a further dimension, providing factual information about the spiders. So stop, and look, and you’ll find out how, and why, and when, and where spiders spin webs….