Veil of spider webs cover Gippsland after heavy rain

Veil of spider webs cover Gippsland after heavy rain

Torrential rain across Gippsland has stirred the local spider population into a web-making frenzy.

The local wetlands between Sale and Longford had nearly dried out before the rains hit last Wednesday and the drier conditions prompted a flush of new growth.

But since the rain started, rising floodwater from the Latrobe and Thomson Rivers has pushed the linyphidea spiders off ground level and up onto drier territory on the top of the grass tussocks, onto fences and into the trees.

In some parts of the wetlands, the web veil covers hectares of flooded grassland — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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