We have a big honkin' spider web on our front porch.
The web belongs to a big honkin' spider. You can gauge the size by comparing her to the yellow jacket she's caught.
Both my girls are terrified of spiders, but I find them grimly fascinating, especially how they wrap prey. This lady twirls the hapless victim with her front legs and guides the silk around it with her two back legs. The amount of silk coming out of her spinnerets is impressive.
Since her web is right in sight of the kitchen, we notice almost every time she catches something.
She'll wrap her catch and then carry it up into the eaves of the porch.
So... any of you arachnophiles (or arachnophobes) know the species?