An Impromptu Science Lesson

An Orb-Weaver spider made a web on our porch last night.  I walked out to the mailbox this morning and a wasp flew right into the web.   When the spider started running after the wasp, I called the kids to come and watch the spider.  We watched as the spider wrapped up the wasp and carried it back to the center of the web.  We then watched as the spider "ate" the wasp.  What a way to start the school day with an impromptu science lesson!

This is a picture of the spider we had last year who made a web in front of our front door that we never use:

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