Spiders are Back
Although the camera dome was thoroughly cleaned during yesterday's work on the ledge, we can already see new webs spun across the dome. This area provides excellent habitat for the spiders and apparently the camera dome is an especially attractive place to spin a web.
The camera setting have been changed to to prevent the autofocus from focusing on the webs - but unfortunately the webs will still cause problems with viewing, especially in the morning hours when sunlight glares through them. We will not likely have an opportunity to clean the dome again this season - as there are no plans to access the ledge.