The future in a little white blob

A spider clutches its precious egg sac

A spider clutches its precious egg sac

Inside a tiny ball that feels like chewing gum is the wolf spider’s hope for the future.

She carries it with her, dragging it between her two hindmost legs.

I saw two of these handcart-pullers yesterday – it must be the season.

Anyone brought up, like I was, on the wonderful children’s classic ‘Charlotte’s Web’, will recognise the phenomenon.