My contribution to Michelle's Nature Notes (#395). And I'm also linking to TexWiscGirl's Good Fences #134.
Here's an Ashburn chicken:
It's GIANT SPIDER season!!!
Here's my fence. It's a bit wild and wooly in the front yard, but the new Cercis canadensis is loving it.
Also from the front yard, the real deal: Beware the guardian grass spider (and all her sisters):
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