Artist collectives are so popular now that spiders are joining in on the fun. In Lakeside Park South located in Rowlett, a suburb in Dallas, they have taken over the trees along a stretch of road and installed a gigantic communal web that climbs up to 40 feet into the trees. While this phenomenon is very rare in the U.S., the same thing happened in 2007 only 35 miles away.
“If you get the chance to take a drive along CA Roan Drive in Rowlett,” says Mike Merchant, urban entomologist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Dallas, “you might want to take a few moments to stop and admire this spider handiwork. But please don’t touch the art.”