I hadn't seen a single web when I'd walked the same path before, but now there were glistening webs everywhere I looked.
The variety was endless, from shimmering spiral orb webs to dome and funnel webs.
Spiders produce silk from their spinneret glands located at the tip of their abdomen.
However, constructing the web is in itself a costly process because of the large amount of protein required to make the silk. The silk will lose its stickiness and become inefficient at capturing prey but the spiders can recoup some of the energy by eating their own webs.
Most of the webs I saw were abandoned, luckily more webs than spiders!