Headed down to the Lower Rio Grande Valley for a staff meeting with the other urban wildlife biologists.
I stayed at Goliad State Park for a good while -- they have several nature trails around the San Antonio River as well as some cool historic features.
Spider approx. 1/2"
The crevice weaver spiders (super-family Filistatoidea, family Filistatidae) contain primitive cribellate spiders. They are haplogyne weavers of funnel or tube webs. The family contains 17 genera and more than hundred described species worldwide. One of the most abundant members of this family in the Americas is the Southern house spider (Kukulcania hibernalis). Named after the fierce Meso-American god Kukulkan, the females are large (up to nearly 20 mm) dark-colored spiders and males are light brown, smaller (about...