A Spider Heart and a Fish Egg(?)

I am up in Grass Valley, CA visiting an aunt and uncle that live on 7 acres here. On their property is a beautiful fish pond, and the day I arrived I was told that the fish were spawning. I sampled the water from the shallows where they are spawning, and believe I found an egg next to the piece of spirogyra algae – I am not entirely sure of it however…can anyone offer more expertise?

fish pond
spawning shallows

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also I was happy to find a spider in this bush and get some footage of its beating heart to show my aunt and uncle…you can hear some good reactions in the audio commentary 🙂

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That’s all for today!


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