Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Why Spiders?

The question I am most often asked is "Why do you like spiders?" This is a tough question to answer because there isn't any one specific reason why I like them so much.  I've always been a nature person, ever since I was able to first walk and explore the world around me.

My obsession with spiders in particular began when I was very young. Early elementary school was a time of exploring the woods near my home and making the aquaintance of many kinds of arthropods. The spiders in particular fascinated me. I always loved watching them in their webs, or crawling on the ground.

Their natural beauty and individuality have always attracted me to them. Each one is unique, even members of the same species. As I spend more time with my spiders, I learn and love each one as an individual.

At the time of this post, I have 10 tarantulas and a bunch of true spiders, including wolf spiders, black widows, brown recluses, and jumping spiders. I enjoy spending my time in their company, and learning from them.

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