Watch: spiders weave giant webs in forest near JerusalemComments
On the banks of a creek near Jerusalem, part of a forest is enveloped in what looks like giant netting.
Long-jawed spiders spin huge cobwebs, shrouding trees that glisten in the sunshine.
The unusual sight in the Soreq creek is thanks to a combination of factors. Treated sewage full of nutrients promote the proliferation of mosquitoes that serve as a source of food for spiders, which then reproduce in multitudes.
However in time, colder temperatures are expected to bring a drop in the mosquito population that sustains the web-weavers.