Spider-of-the-day, a perfectly amusing wolf spider, a native to be found in most New Zealand gardens – Anoteropsis hilaris. With eyes arranged to look to the back and side, whenever you think something is watching you, it’s probably one of these guys. Wolf spiders are good parents, carrying their spiderlings around on their backs for a month or so, when the can-see-backwards vision must be quite useful. More random spider facts . . .