Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Nagasaki has a large population of big spiders. After doing some research online, I found that the spiders are called Joro spiders, and they play a role in Japanese folklore. Anyway, these spiders were everywhere before it started to cool down. They make these giant webs that are often occupied by multiple spiders. These spiders virtually made a wall of webs around the lake at Unzen in the areas where trees were present. Praying mantids are everywhere too…

Both of these pictures were taken at different locations on the way to school. I had to duck for a few days to avoid walking into the one in the bottom picture.
Here are a couple pics of the populations at the Unzen lake.

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