Golden Orb Spider in yard

by on May.18, 2012, under Fauna, Information, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Uncategorized

Found this 2 years ago in the yard. A large web and a spider the size of a small hand! Told its harmless. Looking around the web (literally), its quite strong and would no doubt catch a large amount of bugs. The reference said it could hold a small bird.

 

The Golden Orb Spider is found across eastern Australia with other species elsewhere

Golden Orb Spider in yard.

. Common in gardens.