It was pure joy to find the spider illustration and the spider editorial. It made my morning.
For years I have been a spider watcher--totally unscientific in approach.
Sometimes when the webs are not to be found, get down on your hands and knees and look through the twigs and rocks for the "wolf" spiders.
In season you will find them with babies riding on the back as they run and hide in their non-web building world.