Araneus saevus: Bennington

Bennington is a tiny, eight-legged engineer who builds spiral, wheel-shaped webs often found in gardens, fields and forests. They are social, largely non-aggressive, and seldom bite. In 2009, over 107 million orb weaver spiders were found living in a phenomenally huge web that covered four acres of a Baltimore wastewater plant. Bennington will be on display and for sale at the Oliver Center for the Arts July 28 – September 8, 2017 as part of a group exhibition, “Bugs, Birds and Beasts.”Read more

Araneus quadratus: DeeDee

Adult four-spotted orb weaver females like DeeDee can reach over a half inch in length. This spider lives in gardens, wooded areas, or wherever there is enough vegetation to support an orb web. Adult females can actively change their color. (DeeDee’s glass knob references her ability to match her resting space.) DeeDee will be on display and for sale at the Oliver Center for the Arts July 28 – September 8, 2017 as part of a group exhibition, “Bugs, Birds and Beasts.”Read more