Earlier this month I found and photographed this spider in my grandmother’s backyard. I finally got around to trying to figure out what it was today by searching obsessively through web page after web page. Well, I think I mostly figured it out, narrowing it down to its family, the Agelenidae, more commonly referred to as Grass Spiders, House Spiders or Funnel Web Weavers (no relation to the poisonous ones in Australia).
There are over 400 North American species in the family and I’m certainly not going to try to figure out which one it is. But if you know, please feel free to let the rest of us know in the comments (also let us know if I managed to get the family wrong!). If not, enjoy the pics!