There are plenty of spiders and other insects sharing our home and garden with us. Canada is a lot more “buggy” (and consequently noisier at night) than the UK or Norway.
Here’s one creepy spider I spotted on the rose bush. It’s a white crab spider — they are ambush predators who specialize in catching their prey in flowers. Which pretty much sums up this photo!
And last night we also got a great view of a Polyphemus moth at the kitchen window around 11pm. Its wingspan was as big as my hand. A chestnut brown colour, it has beautiful eyes on its wings but we didn’t see these. Our view was the underside as it tried to make its way through the glass!