Omen of a Mossy and Spidery New Year

Yesterday I went for a New Year’s Eve walk with a friend around Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve. The first thing I saw, on the gate on the way on in, was a small patch of moss with a tiny spider stringing a thread between the sporophytes. I think the moss is Creeping feather-moss (Amblystegium Serpens), but I’m not sure about the spider. The presence of palps shows its a male and I suspect it belongs to the Linyphiidae ‘Money Spiders’, likely one of the species impossible to identify without a microscope.

It felt like an omen of a mossy and spidery New Year.

3 thoughts on “Omen of a Mossy and Spidery New Year

  1. Ogden Fahey says:

    We have Clover Mites around our doorway, up the wall and near the bathroom window – I thought they were spiders, very tiny! Anyhow I just googled them, it says how to get rid of them, but I can see no reason to want to do that! They’re cute! šŸ™‚ HNY Lorna šŸ™‚

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