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One August morning while hiking a trail in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire, I came upon a small cluster of the shiny cinnamon polypore mushroom (Coltricia cinnamomea). Upon closer examination I noticed a nursery web spider (Pisaurina mira) resting on one of the caps. The nursery spider does not spin a web to capture prey (it actively hunts), but females build “nursery webs” to suspend and protect their egg sacs. Slowly and carefully I placed my camera with a macro lens onto a tripod, positioned it, and took the shot.


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