When I was putting up my fall wreath the other day I came across this fellow in the corner of my porch! He is so pretty and he is not bothering me so I will let him stay where he is...he might just be here to be part of my halloween decor!! I looked this fella up and found it is a black and yellow garden spider also known as the writing spider due to the zigzag in his web. Also I wonder if He might be a She as the female spiders are larger and more colorful according to my research. I have seen these spiders called golden orb spiders but that is not correct...those spiders are more brown than yellow. No matter what the name...it is a beautiful creature who eats pests so I am inviting him to stay a spell and visit with the Grimms.