(Photo from bugguide.net)
After I finished my ride on the Berryman this weekend, I took off my helmet and found this not-so-little fellow lodged under one of the vents. I've had a lot of spiders in there before, but this was definitely the biggest, the green and black part being probably close to the size of a dime! In case you're wondering, it's a Marbled Orb Weaver, and totally harmless- unless you're a fly. I was still happy to have been wearing a skull cap! It was quite strong. Had to help it out with a stick, because it couldn't be dislodged by tapping on the helmet.