Does anyone know what this is? #spiderwebsfallingfromsky #websinsky
"What they are is strands of silk that spiderlings, baby spiders, use to disperse," Fred Larabee, an assistant professor of biology at San Jose State University told the outlet "To get away from where they’re originally born, they spin these silk strands and they get caught by the wind, which pulls the spiders to a new place to live, to new habitats, so they’re not competing with their siblings."
He went on to explain that this is happening because spiders ride individual threads until they land and find their new home.
During this process, the threads can clump with other threads to make a cluster – similar to the reported sightings.
"It’s a great opportunity to learn more about spiders," Larabee said. "It gives the public an opportunity to see some really cool biology that maybe they wouldn’t otherwise."