How spiders fly!

I know I’ve watched way too many movies with my kids but I have to say I was surprised that even some of the animated ones we watch are educational. Take Charlotte’s Web, directed by Gary Winick for example. In the movie (and I won’t say where so as not to spoil it) they show lots of tiny spiders taking off into the air as they are hanging by a web.

Well, it turns out that they really do this. According to this story “Happy Early Halloween: Dallas Tangled in Flying Spider Webs” by Barbara Schmitt, it’s happening right now and not just in Dallas. To see more on this, check out the article “How Spiders ‘Fly’ Hundreds of Miles” by Bjorn Carey at Live Science. Who knew!?

Up, up and away!

 Green Librarian

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