Early Morning Necklaces

Early morning cobwebs - Queens Sedge Moor, Nr Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. ID BR54742

Early morning cobwebs – Queens Sedge Moor, Nr Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. ID BR54742

Misty morning down on the Somerset Levels near Glastonbury.

Queens Sedge Moor - Nr Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. ID BR54790

Queens Sedge Moor – Nr Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. ID BR54790

Across the moor the cobwebs caught the morning dew.  Creating early morning necklaces.

Early morning cobwebs - Queens Sedge Moor, Nr Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. ID BR54720

Early morning cobwebs – Queens Sedge Moor, Nr Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. ID BR54720

Science Bit

Pearly drops of water on these silken threads is something we take for granted.  But this only happens because of the thousand of tiny knots created by the spiders.  Water slides down the smooth threads until they are caught by the surface tension at a knot.

Anyway they look beautiful.

Early morning cobwebs - Queens Sedge Moor, Nr Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. ID BR54768

Early morning cobwebs – Queens Sedge Moor, Nr Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. ID BR54768

Read more: https://www.nature.com/articles/news.2010.47

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