Zoe let me know of a new young golden orb weaver who had arrived. I asked her to take a series of photographs to show the way Nephila build up their set of debris above them on the web to act as a confusion for predators. This is the sequence she sent.
This is the final image of the spider, her web now full of junk.
Unfortunately, she has built her web in a place which had no protective foliage nearby. After a severe storm, Zoe found her spider dead in her web. So sad!