Arachnophobic – extreme or irrational fear of spiders.
My kids discovered this gorgeous spider outside our dining room window. We haven't yet determined what type of spider this is (other than huge and kiwi-green!), but hopefully it won't take much research. With a body that's a good 2 inches long and such beautiful markings, surely it won't be difficult to identify! If you happen to know what kind of spider this is (genus and species would be great) please leave a comment.
You can click on the picture to see it even larger — if you dare!
It is neat to see my children enjoying learning when they discover something new and interesting in nature. I am glad they are not arachnophobic.