Nursery Spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

If you go down to the woods today your sure... to see a few of these. Nursery web spiders are relatively small at the moment but are getting bigger every day. As they get bigger they do look more aggressive and can move very fast. You will find then sunning themselves on leaves but they do not hang around if they spot you. The key is to move slowly and avoid throwing your shadow over them. Have fun.