The spiderlings that I posted about HERE, (on April 25th 2007), have now all grown up and making good orb webs themselves.
This one has been catching flies over the Lower Paddock for two days or so now.
You can see why these beautiful Garden or Cross Spiders are so named by looking at the second photo. A white cross can relatively clearly be seen on the spider's back.
Beautiful, stripey spiders these,which make the most intricate orb webs in a matter of minutes - watch one if you can - its fascinating - they are mathematical geniuses! BY FAR the most encountered spider by people in their gardens in the UK also.
NB. 10/9/07 Another photo, taken of the same spider, which shows the cross on its back a little better I think.