Yeah, first it was snakes and now it's spiders. I can't help it. They're just cool. Robin, I should dedicate this post to you, unless spiders aren't quite as grody as snakes. Lol.
I was watching the bees on the apple trees the other day, and noticed one was just sort of hanging there, not moving. I looked closer, and saw this...
From what I've been able to find online, I think this is a crab spider. I think. I was pretty impressed that such a small spider was able to ambush and subdue that bee. You can guestimate the size by the bee, and the apple blossom the spider is sitting on.
So, later that evening, I pulled down a lilac branch to take a whiff of the blossoms. I nearly got a snoot-full of moth. Lo and behold, another spider. Now I was really impressed. That moth was pretty big.
Anyhoo, there's my grody post for the month. :)