Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans) Family: Oxyopidae
Lynx spiders (family Oxyopidae) are some of my favorites. They’re big, charismatic, and colorful. The family is a distinctive one with only 3 genera and 18 species in North America. Lynx spiders have prominent, long, straight spines on the legs, and a characteristic hexagonal arrangement of the […]
The Lined Orbweaver is a common spider that is widespread throughout the eastern United States. In the southeast, it is especially abundant in grassy pond pine (Pinus serotina) savannas like the one shown below. […]
The rash of unexpected Roseate Spoonbill sightings this summer has been a treat for birders up and down the east coast. While northward movement of juveniles during post-breeding dispersal is known for the species, the numbers of birds involved and the extent of the northward movement this season is impressive.
According to the Birds […]