Rathfinny Wine Estate

There’s so much to learn on our Trail

 

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We have been giving our Trail a recent facelift (see my forthcoming blog for more details) and I took a wander about.  The lower section of the Rathfinny Trail passes along the base of Cradle Valley and near to a building associated with the local water authority.  A rather normal looking brick structure which had a rather obvious spider attached to it!

Using my spider sense I knew that this was either a spider in the wrong place or it was not present in class during the lesson on camouflage.

This is Tibellus oblongus or in simple plain English a grass spider.  During these drier months the pale colour blends with the long grasses – or allows you to stand out in an area of brick!

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