Can someone help me to identify this spider. I saw it at cub scout camp.
Hi this maybe a cross spider of some description.
Yellow garden spider, non venomous
Yes, good job! The Latin name is Argiope Aurantia.
Psst … lower case on species, Argiope aurantia.
Oops, I know. I have a weird excuse, I climbed three mountains in five days and more climbs and hikes of other forest areas. I guess I’m a bit tired. I wanted to find out what spiders might be around on frozen mountain summits in late May. We hiked for miles through rivers, mud slides, slushy snow and balanced on a thin “monorail” of ice formed by hikers walking on deep snow and compressing it in the center of the trail. I fell up to my neck into a snow covered cavern. It was interesting, at least. The answer for… Read more »
Sounds like fun, except for the bit about falling in show up to your neck. 😮