On a recent hot morning I was hose watering some plants (yes, Officer Waterwatch, I do have a positive shut off valve on that hose!) and kind of absent-mindedly squirted some water onto the post where a labyrinth spider has been living. The water scattered her recently hatched spiderlings out of the retreat and into the small yet disorganized web structure shining in the low morning sun.
A day later I looked again for the young spiders but they were not around. The female adult however was already busy finishing up her next egg sac, hanging like a ripe fruit just above her retreat built mostly of dried leucophyllum frutescens flowers.