All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Spider eyeshine</strong>

A fun thing to do on a warm spring or summer night is to go outside with a bright flashlight and hunt for spiders. Hold the flashlight above your head and scan the grass. If you see a tiny white light shining back at...
Spider eyeshine

A fun thing to do on a warm spring or summer night is to go outside with a bright flashlight and hunt for spiders. Hold the flashlight above your head and scan the grass. If you see a tiny white light shining back at you, it will be the reflected eyeshine of a spider (kind of like the "deer in the headlights" effect). The bigger the spider, the bigger the reflection; this Wolf Spider was really easy to find! The hard part of getting this photo was the position I had to get in to be at the right angle to catch the reflection! My husband held the light and I had to lay flat on the ground! This photo was taken at my parents' house in Florida.

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