On closer inspection I suspect it may be a small wolf spider. About 1/2 inch.
It might be a Grass Spider. A big difference is that Grass Spiders can climb vertical surfaces well and Wolf Spiders can’t. I have lots of Grass Spiders on the exterior walls of my house.
i did notice that he was trying to climb the wall on my front porch and kept falling down. not a great climber. he returned to a tiny burrow, a hole in the floor about a quarter of an inch.
That’s kinda cute. I never thought about where Wolf Spiders live when they aren’t hunting. I found one resting under the bark of a dead tree, that’s the only one I’ve seen at rest. I just started looking for info and I think the answer is: any dark niche. Picked up an interesting bit of info: The best way to find Wolf Spiders by their eyeshine at night is to put the base of a flashlight to your forehead and angle your eyes to the bases of trees. This is supposed to creat the best angle of vision to see… Read more »