Mr. Eckland: “That’s not a spider.”
Anne: “It looks like a spider.”
(subbing ‘spider’ for the original ‘snake’)
An arachnid but not a spider, this leggy creeper is a harvestman (Leiobunum
) happily hanging out by a small clump of yarrow (Achillea millefolium
) with its plump, grey-white pincushion centers and fringe-frondy leaves.
Although their form and touchy-tentative gait can be unsettling, harvestmen are apparently quite harmless.
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