A cascade of spider webs in the morning dew offer a gentle blanket of Autumn comfort to this hedge in the Irish countryside.
While Saint Patrick is said to have banished snakes from Ireland, spiders thrive in the Emerald Isle’s mild climate.
The spider population has exploded this year after a perfect combination of wet weather and warm temperatures.
Ireland has 370 species of the creepy crawlies, and they all bite, though most are not dangerous.
This is the time of year when spiders like to move indoors to escape falling temperatures and to find mates, lay eggs and raise families.