5777 Walking in the forest here in French River Ontario, I came across a bunch of weird looking webs that I had never seen before. I didn’t see any spider although i did look as close as I dared to. lol I have attached a few pictures of the tree with the webs. I would greatly appreciate if you could identify these for me. Thanks so much for your time! Joanne.
This appears to be the work of a spider in the family Agelenidae. Often called funnel weavers, these spiders lay in wait within their lair until a potential meal wanders onto the web, whereupon the spider rushes out to deal with it. See http://tinyurl.com/zrsh7uc for more detailed information. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.