We discovered a Goldenrod Spider in the lavender this week. They can change their color to yellow or white, depending on the camouflage they need.
There are a lot of spit bugs in the lavender this year, which may have been it’s disguise in this case. The day after we found the spider, we were reading that bees were among the bugs they especially attack (if only they ate spit bugs), so Steve went out to see if it was still there (the lavender patch is a huge bee magnet).
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