Spider and the fly; Epic battle in the garden

Written by Doug Oster on .

blog s f h 5The struggle to live is played out every day in the garden. Photo by Doug Oster

Every day there is a battle for survival in the garden.

Under beautiful flowers, the struggle to live plays out.

I was headed to the garden to do some much needed watering when I saw this little orchard spider catching a fly.

Since the web was right over the blooms of an 'Invincibelle Spirit' hydrangea it was easy to see. In fact, there was no missing it when walking by.

It's always creepy to see something caught in a spider web, but nature creates a cruel balance in the garden.

One of the reasons I don't use any pesticides or other chemicals in the garden is so nature can create natural cycle to take care of the pests.

Ladybug larvae eat aphids, spiders eat flies and the story is played out over and over again in the garden.

Working with nature is always easier than working against her.




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