Know Your Beneficials: Spiders

Spiders, though not true insects, are some of the most beneficial creepy crawlies in the garden, protecting your garden from bothersome pests.


Last Wednesday, when Dad came home from work, a hen was glaring at something moving across the yard. It was a tarantula!

Spider Silk

Yesterday morning, Mom went in the feed room to fetch our yummy breakfast. Uzzi and I licked our lips. But then she shrieked and rushed out of the feed house, frantically brushing her face with her hands. She’d walked into a spider web again.