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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Up, up, up, and away

A spider attempts to use its thread to catch the wind to become airborne from a fence post along a country road near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Ballooning, sometimes called kiting, is a process by which spiders, and some other small invertebrates, move through the air by releasing one or more gossamer threads to catch the wind, causing them to become airborne at the mercy of air currents. 


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