Backyard Almanac: "The hotter the summer, the bigger the spiders" and other horror stories
Vernal ponds are drying up.
June will go down as one of the top five driest Junes in 150 years.
And now ... big spiders.*
Perhaps this quote from Dorothy Molter, the "Root Beer Lady" sums up these days best:
"When it gets to be July, I look forward to the long cold nights of November."
*A note about this photograph
The photographer who contributed this shot to Flickr also wrote about it back in 2009 in a blog post, and knows quite a big about these little eight-leggeds. You can read the post and see more photographs here.