On Sunday, however, Madhu, Kusi and I decided that rather than go to Delaware to do some hiking, we would go to the same
Wissahickon area .
And....when we reached
Valley Green Inn ,
I went over to the tree where I had seen the spider, laughing at my own idiocy in looking for the spider again...and..there she was!
Amazingly, she didn't react at all to my presence, and sat, perfectly still; I don't know if this is normal behaviour for a spider with an egg sac...butI was thankful that she allowed me the time to observe her for a while.
You can see the very large egg sac in this picture that I took ffrom the side:
Could someone tell me what spider this is? She was a little larger than a golf ball...
Update: charleshaynes has id'd it, correctly, I think, as a
Thank you, Charles and Debbie! :)