Unidentified Garden Spider

Asked September 16, 2020, 6:22 PM EDT

Hello, There is a quite large spider on my back patio. It is golden in color and appears to be a couple of inches long. Attached are a couple of pictures. Sorry for the poor quality as it is through a screen. One pic is the front the other is the back. Would appreciated any feedback. Thank you!

Washington County Oregon

2 Responses

This is an orb weaver, possible the cross spider.
They are common in our region and are not dangerous.

Thank you so much for your prompt response. I had not seen a spider so large and pale in Oregon before.