It’s spider season in North Texas. These giant, 3in/8cm, Black and Yellow Garden Spiders were photographed in the Joppa Preserve area of the Great Trinity Forest in Dallas, Texas.

Webs 3ft/1m in diameter are a constant obstacle when hiking in the woods in these parts, because spiders like to build their webs in the open spaces created by trails. Fortunately these Black and Yellow Garden Spiders only look menacing. They are not aggressive towards humans.

Observation Details

County Dallas
City Dallas
Date Jul 15, 2012
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Weather Partly Cloudy
Habitat Undeveloped-Wooded
Type of Behavior Stationary
Gender Mixed
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Black and Yellow Garden Spider Observation Location