Hedgehogs and crab spiders

Woodingdean 23 April 2019: I found a beautiful yellow crab spider in the garden. Crab spiders don’t make webs – they are hunters. I think this one was a bit confused as it was trying to conceal itself on a pink peony – It might have been more successful on the yellow peonies on the other side of the garden.

After dark I had to rush out to rescue my cat from what sounded like a confrontation with another cat, and was confronted not with a strange cat but with a very large hedgehog. This is wonderful news as I haven’t seen a hedgehog here for years.

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Picture: Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on Paeonia cambessedesii

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