I was in my garage the other day helping my son with his bicycle when he
noticed a wasp flying above our heads. As I looked up I noticed, attached to
the garage door, was what appeared to be a mud daubbers nest. At least I
think that's what they are called. Yellow Jackets form these cacoon-like
structures made from mud and they harden up just like plaster. Well as I was
explaining this to my son I decided to get a glass jar and remove the nest.
Much to my surprise it was full (about a dozen or so) of spiders. Mature,
light brownish in color and alive. At first I thought it was a case of them
moving into an abandoned structure, but I found another, smaller cacoon
nearby with the same contents. If anybody is aware of this type of spider
please acknowledge. I am 43 years old and have lived in So. California all
my life and have never heard of such a thing.