Found on the VRE Trail
This small yellow spider with a red slash on it's sides is about 1 cm long. I do not know if it is dead or dormant. The temperature here is about 45 deg F.
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i-phone pic, not great detail.
Misumena vatia is a species of crab spider with holarctic distribution. In North America, where it is the largest and best-known flower spider, it is called the goldenrod crab spider or flower (crab) spider, because it is commonly found hunting in goldenrod sprays in the autumn.