Cross orb weaver

7085.        What kind of spider is this it’s a bit scary. Dollard des ormeaux, Quebec. Canada

Number 7085. This is Araneus diadematus, a cross orb weaver, aka a European garden spider. It is a harmless orb weaver (family Araneidae) that is found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. We often see them in England when we visit family there.