Sunday, October 17, 2010
my friend from the Audubon Society last night. She had just returned, she said, from a "spider walk," during which she took several interested parties on a walk, looking for spiders, hence the term "spider walk." Participants were not required to walk LIKE spiders; I asked. She told me about some spiders whose eyes reflect light, like the eyes of a cat. Her description ended with "and soon there will be thousands of eyes looking at you," which was terrifying, though she didn't seem to know it, and sounded rather jolly about the prospect. There are these other spiders that spit. "It's a wall of spit, not a spray," she said. She sounded happy about that, too.