The web of the European garden spider (Araneus diadematus).

With Halloween just around the corner, we thought we’d share some of Mudchute’s resident spiders! You’ll notice large garden orb spiders hanging prominently around the farm in their beautiful orb webs at this time of year. This is their last time to shine, as they’ve grown rapidly over the summer and are hanging on until the temperature dips too low. Many of the other species we’ve seen have enjoyed a brief season this summer, and show the beauty and diversity of British spiders. See just a few of our favourite arachnids on the next page!

Look carefully and you’ll notice a wide range of colours and intricate patterns. We hope you enjoy our brief look at these beautiful eight legged, eight eyed, silk-spinning arachnids!

About Mudchute

Mudchute Park & Farm. One of the largest city farms in London with 32 acres of countryside in the middle of the Isle of Dogs.

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