Spiders in Illinois in April
Name: Nancy B.
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.
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