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Spider and bee battle offers a moral dilemma

19.09.2017
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Claxton, Norfolk Though I admire - and fear - spiders, I love bumblebees. To see this one so enmeshed required an effort of will not to interveneI saw them as I went to the bin. In the web of a female garden cross spider, a worker common carder bee hung upside down. The two were plainly engaged in combat and I crouched to observe the drama more closely.Yet there were more emotions at play in this encounter than mere curiosity. For although I admire spiders, I absolutely love bumblebees. To see this insect so enmeshed and at risk of being eaten required an effort of my will not to intervene. In his gloriously funny 1950 book The Spider, John Crompton admitted that he freed bees from webs without further ado. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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