Spring is here and so is the need to procreate. This male Spotted Wolf Spider (Pardosa amentata) on a stone on the edge of my garden pond must have thought his luck was in as he was up on his haunches and waving his big palps around in a frenzy at a female just out of shot behind a stone.
I don’t know whether she was impressed with his sexy movin and groovin or not, put off or totally bemused, but she popped her head up for a better look anyway, and …
… and all hell broke loose. There was a jumble of hairy bodies as another male thought it might jump in and spoil the party, which it did, leaving our palp waving friend in the lurch, poor devil.
Love is in the air everywhere I look around
Love is in the air every sight and every sound
And I don’t know if I’m being foolish
Don’t know if I’m being wise
But it’s something that I must believe in
And it’s there when I look in your eyes.
Written by George Young and Harry Vanda. Sung by John Paul Young. Released in 1977.
Quick edit: Oh … I just realised this is my 1000th post! A big sincere thank you to all my fellow bloggers out there who have supported me on this amazing journey! 🙂 And thank you for sharing all your wonderful and diverse creative work!