|Bass Coast Post||
By Gayle Marien
I LOOK forward to February; it’s the time of year the leaf-curling spiders (Phonognatha graeffei) begin to arrive. They make their curled-leaf homes in our lily pily trees and rarely venture out, so it was a real treat this year to see one of them in the open, weaving her leaf closed.
As I watched her, a story unfolded, a story of the ‘Trials and Tribulations of Home Building.’