Walking through the trails, I thought I would look at a honey mesquite tree to see if scorpions were visible during the day. At first I thought this spider feasting on a caterpillar might be a scorpion, but on closer inspection it turned out to be a spider. Possibly a Platycryptus undatus, a Tan Jumping Spider as suggested by SpiderID. I had hoped to find a site for spiders like the one for birds and this site is amazing. Spider enthusiasts are like bird enthusiasts, they like to share their knowledge with others to grow the understanding of creatures in the world.
COVID-19 Pandemic continues. The news is flooded with updates and new restrictions. The entire Provence of Ontario is no longer “Open for Business”. Only essential services are permitted to remain open and everyone else is advised to “self isolate”. This is Day 7 of my self isolation after returning home from Texas. Some people decided to “shelter in place” and I wonder if that wasn’t the best decision. There are still no confirmed cases in the Rio Grande Valley. My friend who decided to stay in Mexico is also in self isolation, because she had a visitor from New York. She says they have no shortages of anything and there is no hoarding occurring in Mexico.