As summer comes to a close, insects and arachnids have some work to get done, and that makes them easier to see. According to Iowa State University Extension Entomologist Donald Lewis, it's been a good year for spiders.
"I don't know that it's been a spectacular year, but it's been a good year," he says.
"Its in the fall of the year when we can see them. Its in the fall of the year when they make their biggest webs, and it's the time of year when dew settles on the webs and makes them most visible."
During this hour of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Lewis about spiders and insects that are easier to spot in the fall. Richard Jauron, Iowa State University Extension Horticulture Expert, and District Forester Mark Vitosh also join the conversation and answer listener questions.