Birthday Cake & A Spider

Sunday Afternoon, August 30

Birthday and Spider (1)Gifts for Ian

Birthday and Spider (2)The cake

Birthday and Spider (3)Oh, there are two names on this cake!

Birthday and Spider (4)Their birthdays are two days apart.

Birthday and Spider (5)Animal decorations for Aunt Debbie.

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Birthday and Spider (7)Lititz Family Cupboard staff make delicious cakes.

Birthday and Spider (8)The boys wanted to show me Kevin – their spider.

Birthday and Spider (9)From the Internet: The Black and Yellow Argiope is a common orb web spider. Orb web means it spins a web like a circle.

Birthday and Spider (10)Black and Yellow Argiopes live in fields and gardens. They can be found on shrubs, tall plants, and flowers.

Black and Yellow Argiopes eat flying insects that get trapped in the sticky web. The most common ones are aphids, flies, grasshoppers, bees, and wasps.

These spiders prefer sunny places with little or no wind to build their webs. Each night, they eat their web and build a new one.

Birthday and Spider (11)The web of this spider spirals out from the center and can be two feet across. The female builds the large web, and a male will build a smaller web on the outer part of her web. The male’s web is a thick zig-zag of white silk.

Birthday and Spider (12)Boys, I think you are going to have to change Kevin’s name to Kevinette. 🙂

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