Q: I took a picture of this spider in my garden the other day and I’m not sure what kind of spider it is. Can you help me?
A: UGA’s spider guru Lisa Ames says it looks like a nursery web spider – likely Pisaurina mira. It’s harmless.
Here’s one that looks an awful lot like yours: BugGuide Spiders
and here’s some information on the species: BugGuide Spider info., along with some color variations.