Now it is true you will often not see a spider on cobwebs because spiders move on once their webs get dirty and dusty. So for this reason, I do get rid of a lot of cobwebs but when spidies are home, I don’t.
Once I was fortunate to have a black spider manning a lovely cobweb on my glass window. As I worked in front of this window, he kept me company, lurking in the background while I hammered away on the laptop.
Occasionally I would raise my head to look out the window and glance over at him. He usually had an insect or two in snare. Sometimes, when got lucky, I would see him do a bungee jump from the top window pane to the bottom. Whenever I caught that out of the corner of my eye, I would stop working to give him my undivided attention.
He would just hang mid-air bouncing slightly. Then he would walk on air, or least give that impression. If you looked very closely, you could see that he was walking on a thin web.
On one particular day I was annoyed with a fly. It had been bothering me for hours and suddenly it flew straight into my black spider’s cobweb and was trapped.