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The Washington Post interviewed Susan Riechert for this story about a giant blanket of spiderwebs that appeared in West Tennessee during Thanksgiving week.

“These ballooning events are quite common,” Riechert told the Post, noting that she’s spotted a few recently in Knox County. She believes the particularly warm weather this fall may have triggered some dispersals. Continue reading online.

Riechert is a Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

The Associated Press picked up the story and it was featured in numerous national and international media outlets including India-based NDTV, the Columbus Dispatch, the Toledo Blade, MSN News Australia, New Zealand-based Timaru Herald, Tech Times, Nigeria Newsstand, and the Australian Dairy Farmer.