• Spiders, Snakes, and Charlotte: Oh, My! The Death of a Spider

    Then Last week, there was a spider in our garage. My daughter screamed when she saw it. “Daddy! Mommy! Can you sweep that dead spider out of the garage! It’s huge!” she exclaimed. My husband was inside, so I took a peek at the thing, though I, like many of you, am not a fan of arachnids. As I was reminded last year when my son was studying for a science test, arachnids are not insects. Arachnids have eight legs and two body parts; insects have six legs, three body parts, and typically have wings as well. Nevertheless, the point I am attempting to make is that this arachnid was…