The webs of the Grass Funnel-Web spiders are best seen on dew-covered ground.

As you can see from the photograph, the web is extensive and is woven to include a deep funnel. I understand this is where the spider hides to catch any prey that falls in, but admit to not bending down close enough to find out!


Dew is one’s greatest friend when trying to capture the intrinsic beauty of a spider’s web. The first two photographs show the webs of a type of funnel web spider. There were several of these dotted about on the course grass on the verge of the road.

Here the dew drops highlight the pattern of a different spider web on a barbed wire fence.

NOTE: Click on a photograph if you wish to get a larger view.