Every time I walk out into the garden I'm faced with numerous orb webs intricately created by the Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus) to catch any unwary insects and me if I'm not watching where I'm walking!
Individual colouring can vary from extremely light yellow through to very dark grey but they all carry the distinctive markings across their backs with a series of white dots forming a cross or diadem hence the common names of Cross Spider, Diadem Spider and Garden orb-web Spider.
Fascinating to watch as they create their delicate webs (click here for a video link) or rush out of hiding in response to a vibration.
Linking to Saturday's Critters.
For something quite different, check out this post on FABirding.