Tag Archive: Spiders

Idle Farm Equipment Makes an Ideal Habitat For Black Widow Spiders

Though normally shy, a cornered or accidently injured black widow spider can inflict a damaging bite. As the growing season concludes, field equipment is parked in the barns and sheds across the Panhandle. After an all too brief rest, farmers and ranchers perform the necessary maintenance on these agricultural assets.  Even still, unpowered and idle, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/12/idle-farm-equipment-makes-an-ideal-habitat-for-black-widow-spiders/

The Giant Banana Spiders – part of our panhandle summer

The elongated body of the Golden Orb Weaver. Photo: Molly O’Connor TELL ME NO!  Please tell me these huge spiders are not a part of our summer. People are afraid snakes… that’s a given – but there are just as many afraid of spiders.  Honestly, after years of leading field hikes into the north Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/07/the-giant-banana-spiders-part-of-our-panhandle-summer/