Southern Wildlife

It’s that time of year again, when the golden garden spiders (Argiope aurantia) come out. We have at least three in our back yard right now. I took this picture of one today with my digital camera.

I had hoped to show some of my Yankee readers a bit of southern wildlife, but these critters range all the way up into Canada. I guess that just leaves me with pictures of the freshmen coeds as they come to campus and sunbathe on the quads. Man, we got some good scenery around here. Athens wasn’t named the top bachelor town for no good reason. I should know, I married one of them.

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Posted by PZ Myers on August 16, 2004 5:04 PM

You married one of the bachelors?

I’ll have you know that the South doesn’t have a monopoly on pretty coeds. They come out even in Minnesota, and one thing about Minnesotans – they expose as much flesh to the sun as possible whenever the temperature rises above freezing.

Posted by Reed on August 16, 2004 5:13 PM

No I married one of the towns.