Is this a garden orb weaver??
Yes – Argiope aurantia, black and yellow garden spider (orb weaver). Beautiful.
Thanks for helping, Spiderbirder!
Very welcome – wish I had more time! And thanks for all of your great comments – looks like you pitch in a lot in this forum!
Awww, 🙂 I do this when I’m not doing other science volunteer work or the things I HAVE to do. I had to resign from my Environmental career early into it due to a massive injury. I’m working toward recovering enough to hopefully someday resume the career.
Wishing you the best!