Travels With Charlie: Funnel Web Spider
“Perched like clouds just above the ground
Deftly fastened throughout and around
The smallest strands of branch and leaf
Constructions almost beyond belief
And each of these around a funnel
Which is, for bugs, a one-way tunnel
The lone inhabitant waits within
Like us, to see what the day will bring.
As we watch our fortunes rise and fall,
We’re not so different, after all.”
–Lyrics by Charles Paparella, WBOC News.