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fields full of cobwebs ???

CDSINUK 5 223 England
14 Nov 2012 3:14PM


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CDSINUK 5 223 England
14 Nov 2012 3:19PM
at first i thought the shimmering grass was a heat haze, but on further inspcetion the whole field had a covering of cobwebs, from top to bottom, anywhere the sun was reflecting there were the webs, has anybody seen this before ???? is it really cobwebs or is there another explanation, i find it incredible that a few spiders had the time to do this and the ajoining fields were like it too ????
14 Nov 2012 3:24PM
My family captured similar shots to this recently at an old airfield (now race track). Its an amazing thing to see
GarethRobinson 11 1.0k 2 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 3:27PM
Yes normally I see this at this time of year, the last time was last winter early morning just as the sun was coming up and what eye candy it was, just amazing. Football pitches and golf courses that have the grass nice and short or the best I found.
JJGEE 13 7.2k 18 England
14 Nov 2012 3:36PM
Yes quite normal and they also drape themselves over fern / bracken very nicely as well, especially if you catch a nice sunny, but misty sunrise.
Scutter Plus
10 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 3:43PM
I believe it is termed "ballooning" and spiders (particularly spiderlings) use it as a mode of transport. They spin some silk to act as a sail and then let the wind take them off to pastures new.
CDSINUK 5 223 England
14 Nov 2012 3:46PM
ive probably seen it a hundred times but never realised it was cobwebs, always thought it was heat haze.... thanks for the info and comments, busy little things spiders eh! Smile
Metalhead 10 1.9k 2 England
14 Nov 2012 4:37PM
I've seen this quite a few times now on a nearby football field. In fact, I've seen it covered in morning dew and with the sun behind you and low in the sky you can get arcs of rainbow colours across the cobwebs making it look even more spectacular.

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