Normally spiders spin their own web but this is a rare show of communal cooperation. The web was initially white but turned a bit brownish due to thousands of mosquitoes trapped inside.
A few weeks later the web was blown away by a storm in the area but reportedly the spiders restarted building it.
In an e-mail of 6th Feb. 2009, Donna Garde, Superintendent, Lake Tawakoni State Park, has very kindly furnished following information;
I would like to tell you that the spider web is still there, but the wind and rain has taken it down the winter after we found it. The spiders were fewer this year and they did build more webs, but they were not very noteworthy. The photos from August 2007 are still the only photos of the web. I didn’t take any this fall since there was nothing very spectacular to shoot.
As one of the lucky people to be able to see this amazing web, I can say that I wish you could have seen it in person. It is something I will never forget.
Photo from Lake Tawakoni State Park Webpage is by Donna Garde
Caution: Those with Arachnophobia (fear of spiders) should view this YouTube with caution.