Spider Horror Stories (from the spider’s perspective)

Second to snakes, spiders are the most feared animals when it comes to phobias. They seem to have superpowers like hyper speed, materializing out of nowhere (or vanishing), invisible webs, and they're venomous (these are the top four things I've gathered from people who really don't like spiders). With all of that scariness in mind, it's hard... Continue Reading →

Whole Lotta Lynx

Lynx is plural for lynx (I had to double check). I'll be writing about 3 lynx. One lynx is not a local. Lynx spiders are active hunters which can be found among grasses and woody shrubs in the day as well as night. The family name is Oxyopidae (pronounced ox-ee-OPP-idee) but lynx is so much easier and... Continue Reading →

Share the awesomeness

My hope is to inspire interest in spiders through storytelling. Spiders are so amazing and diverse! I have A LOT of fascinating information that needs to be shared out! Take this lady, for instance - one of the "cellar spiders" in the Pholcidae family. Specifically, Crossopriza lyoni. One of my students found her in his mom's office in... Continue Reading →

The Loose Recluse

Just kidding. No recluse is loose at the Amy Spider Headquarters. Being into spiders brings up a lot of interesting conversations with other people. Some who simply want to know why spiders, of all things and others who think it's pretty cool. Many of the folks I've talked to have a brown recluse story which is either... Continue Reading →

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