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Name: Nancy B.
Status: educator
Age: 40s
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Date: Saturday, April 20, 2002

Do spiders construct their webs in April in Illinois and would these be readily visible at that time of year for first graders to observe on a nature hike?

Please forgive the long delay in this reply. Unfortunately common orb web spiders of Illinois do not build webs until at least late spring, and mostly in summer. Barn spiders and a few others, like some of the jumping spiders, that live in sheltered places and build small webs might be found either in buildings or crevices outdoors, may be found in early spring but it would not be easy.

J. Elliott

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