From the Garden – Jumping Spiders

Jumping Spider
Jumping Spider

I’ve always loved jumping spiders.  It is hard not to assume a higher level of intelligence as these guys follow every movement you make and will turn to face the camera, your finger or your face in order to keep an eye on you.  They are tremendous predators and loaded with all sorts of great behaviors, including elaborate dances in order to attract mates.  I have found a few species in the backyard but they all are tricky in getting a usable photograph.

Jumping Spider
Jumping Spider

See you next time.

OZB