The summer drought

The drought continues... We need rain desperately, not just in New York City, but in most of New York State.
Yesterday, I found out that there was a wildfire ravaging the Minnewaska State Preserve in upstate NY.

So far, 30 acres of land have been scorched by the wildfires in Minnewaska and the firefighters are still trying to contain the fires:
https://hudsonvalleyone.com/2022/08/29/firefighters-assail-30-acre-wildfire-at-minnewaska/

According to that article, eight other fires are raging in New York State.

Over here, in NYC, despite the withered plants in Cunningham Park and Alley Pond Park, I continue to seek and find beauty and solace in nature. I've been spending a lot more time observing insects and spiders. Recently I found a really cool spider, the Eastern Triangular Cobweaver, in the pine stand at Alley Pond Park. Last night, I saw an Eastern Triangular Cobweaver dragging a dead carpenter ant. The Labyrinth Orbweaver is another spider that I've been observing in that same area. I also see many Spotted orbweavers at night, methodically crafting their giant orbs.

פורסם על-ידי zitserm zitserm, אוגוסט 30, 2022 03:34 אחה"צ

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Photos 2-3 show the egg cases

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The spider was carrying a dead carpenter ant

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