Massive Spider Web Envelops North Texas State Park
Entomologists from around the country are giddy over a giant, sprawling spider web found in a North Texas state park, that blankets several trees, shrubs, and the ground along a 200-yard stretch of trail. Visitors to Lake Tawakoni State Park are either intrigued by web, or are entirely put off and avoid it.
Spider experts think that the giant web may have been built by social cobweb spiders who work together. Their other possible explanation is that it could be the result of a mass dispersal, in which the spiders spin webs to spread out from one another.
Herbert Pase, a Texas Forest Service entomologist says that the massive web is quite unusual. Other experts insist that this happens, but that there aren't a lot of people that know about it.
The park is inviting experts out to come take a look at the web, and are hoping that an entomologist would like to study it. Park rangers expect the web to last until the fall, when the spiders start to die off.