You Know it’s Fall in Eureka California When the Pumpkin Spiders Come Out to Play

Posted on October 25, 2008. Filed under: 2 The North Coast, Community |

I don’t know about you, but where I live there are always signs of nature that represent the changing of the seasons.  Here we are in the Fall and this is the only time of year in Eureka California that the Pumpkin Spiders come out. I think they get their nick name “Pumpkin” because of their orange brownish color and the fact that they start appearing around Halloween time.   They’re all over my yard every Fall.

Even though I’m not a huge fan of spiders, (although they are part of the eco-chain), I have to admit these are the most beautiful spiders I have ever seen in the states.  I’ve seen plenty of incredible spiders in Latin America, but never anything as amazing as the Pumpkin Spider that hangs out in my backyard.

Pumpkin Spider Eureka CA

The Pumpkin Spider’s seasonal visit to my Eureka California home is one of the many nature treats I look forward to during the year.  This is also the time of year that we start hearing large flocks of Canada Geese fly over our house.  It’s incredible to wake up early in the morning and see the sky filled with these incredible birds.  Oh, and I love the sound of their calls as they fly by.

Not to mention this is the time of year for all bird migration.  So I’m lucky to get many visitors this time of year: Cedar Waxwings, Chesnut backed Chickadees, the occasional warbler and more.

You can live right in town and still experience the great wonders of the wild, right in your own backyard here in Eureka California, just like I do every season in my own backyard.

Copyright 2008 Jessica Bigger.  All Rights Reserved. *You Know it’s Fall in Eureka California When the Pumpkin Spiders Come Out to Play*


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