It's the time of year when spiders hatch their eggs.

The babies, called spiderlings, disperse by spinning a fine silk thread which has enough drag to carry them off on the slightest breeze, a procedure known as 'ballooning'.

The result, if there is a large hatching, can be a gossamer sheen on lawns, walls, fields or anything the silk drifts onto.

Pictures taken Monday, November 4, at North Lodge, Singleton Park near Kendal.

Based on information supplied by Ann Chapman.