Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Some friends have decided to move in before we've even had a chance to. Here are the critters that have taken residence on our front porch we've discovered this past weekend.Birds nest. Been there for a while. No birds, just bird poop.

Wasp nest in the corner

It only took about 20 minutes for my father-in-law to show up with wasp spray and take care of them. RIP, wasps.

This last "little" guy is in the top left corner of the glass door. Looks kind of like a crack in the glass? Need a close-up?

How about now? YUCK! Any arachnid specialists out there know what kind of spider this is? If you do, let me know!


  1. http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/black_and_yellow_argiope.htm

    Perhaps your new friend is a black and yellow argiope...?

    I'm a random visitor...I'm a huge fan of This Young House, and I stumbled across your site. I love the renovations you're making.

  2. Aha! You are right new friend! Thanks for the tip!

  3. could be a banana spider. they look exactly like a black and yellow.

  4. She's a garden spider, beneficial, eats pests. If you don't want her there, you can carefully ease her onto a broom and move her away from the house. Please don't kill her--she makes a good neighbor (although that probably isn't the best place for her) and is helpful!

    I'm enjoying your house stories so much. I'm on my 3rd restoration, so it's fun watching someone else figure it out! ;-)

  5. i thought it was a banana spider - we have many in our neck of the woods (GA). i don't kill them, but i like to stay way far away from them. they even completely shed their skin, and then look even more beautiful - well as beautiful as a huge icky spider can look. :)

  6. and this is odd - your comments date is backwards, it says 11/8 instead of 8/11. Interesting

  7. all I can say is EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! I got a major case of the heebs just looking at that pick. Spiders & Heather are not a good combo.