Food Webs

Getting caught up in the garden

Underside of Jewel Spider (Gasteracantha), Atherton Tablelands, FNQ. © Bronwen Scott.

It is hot. Hotter than it should be at this time of year. Or hotter that it used to be. We are entering a different world now.

I water by hand, carting around a big watering can and checking each plant as I go. I apologise to the spiders for disturbing them. They ignore me — or maybe answer in tiny spider voices much too small to hear.



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Bronwen Scott

Bronwen Scott


Zoologist, writer, artist, museum fan, enjoying life in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland. She/her. Website: