People who come to my home must endure the sight of spiderwebs outdoors and indoors, unless the webs are head height or starting to accumulate too much dust. Spiders are very important to the ecosystem inside or outside my home. Since they eat hundreds of insects, this means fewer insects to bug me inside or outside my home.
It’s sad to know that some people are actually afraid of spiders. They are such beautifully unique creatures. At the hunting property we often see Wolf Spiders which are so awesome. I’m always so in awe I forget to take photos….but here’s a photo of the Black and Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia) often called the Prairie Spider. Although this photo was taken by Jack Bartholomai at Horicon Marsh, I have often seen this species of spider hanging around the wet mesic plants in my prairie.