exhibit A: http://bugguide.net/node/view/709950
It was super hot, but I still had to go out to walk around...
Caught this orb weaver having breakfast. He got a little spooked and took off to hide under a leaf.
Neoscona crucifera is an orb-weaver spider in the family Araneidae. It is found in the United States from Maine to Florida in the east, to Minnesota in the Midwest, to Arizona in the southwest, and in Mexico. Its common names include Hentz’s orbweaver, and barn spider, though the latter nickname suggests the confusion that can result from using common names for spiders, as the name "barn spider" is also commonly used for the species Araneus cavaticus.