Socially-Distanced Spider Webs

I took these pictures in early June as I was cycling to the hospital. Along the cycle path I noticed a series of dense spider webs but what struck me was how neatly spaced-out they were (see second picture). I’d love to know why, and more importantly, how they can estimate the distance between neighbouring webs.

Any araneologist lurking around in here might care to explain perhaps?


  1. I think each on the picture is a spider web colony composed of several spider webs.

    1. Imran Idris says:

      Interesting! I’d always thought spiders were lone rangers.

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