Eerie field covered in spiders' webs after unseasonal temperatures in Jersey

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Covered: The spooky scene in the field in Jersey. (SWNS)

This was the eerie morning scene in Jersey, where unseasonal temperatures saw thousands of tiny spiders take over a field.

The stunning show of nature appeared at the weekend, where unseasonably high temperatures of 16C stirred a multitude of money spiders.

Each spun a tiny web - called gossamers - to migrate from one place to another and together they formed this beautifully delicate display.

Local environmentalist Mike Stentiford said is was extremely rare to see the webs appear over such a wide area.



He said: 'It is just literally thousands of tiny money spiders and it is their way of moving from one place to another.

'We normally get it in one or two fields but it seemed to me that the whole of the island was absolutely covered with it. It was absolutely amazing.'

Book-keeper Sue Le Couilliard, 60, was driving through the Trinity area of the island on Sunday when she came across an entire road covered in webs and spiders.

She stopped to take some photographs and said: 'It was just amazing.

'They were all across the road, and across two or three fields where I was. I'd never seen anything like it before.'


















The bizarre sight was caused by unseasonably warm temperatures at the weekend. (SWNS)
The spiders came out in their thousands after the unseasonal weather in Jersey. (SWNS)
Taking over: The eerie scene in Jersey. (SWNS)