Spiders Fall From the Sky in Australia
on 21 May 2015
Millions of spiders were recently seen falling from the sky in the Southern Tablelands region of Australia, using parachutes made from their own silk strands. The tiny spiders—known as sheet-web weavers or money spiders—took to the skies in a mass migration called a ballooning event. During these events, the spiders will crawl to the highest point they can reach (ie: a fence pole) and cast out mini webs in order to catch air currents and then ride those currents until eventually falling into their new homes. Don’t worry, these spiders don’t bite.