|Site location. Click to enlarge.|
|"It might be raining where you are."|
|Female Lepthyphantes leprosus|
|Lepthyphantes leprosus epigynum|
Besides coming away with a list of promising cone sampling locations for my next foray, the trip turned out to be useful in improving my knowledge of local geography. Until now I didn't realize how big the Puyallup River is because it's scarcely visible from I-5, and I'd always flown across it without even realizing it! Seeing it in flood stage from a local bridge caused me to add it to my mental list of potential natural barriers to the southward spread of O. praticola.
|View of Puyallup River from Eells St. bridge on July, 2015. Screen grab from Google.|