Cross Spider or Garden Spider

what am I?
Now that I have looked through your site and feel completely crawly, can you ID this awesome spider? My son found it and 2 others in our yard and has taken to tossing worms into the webs to feed them. This by the way is really cool to watch. Anyways, is it one I should be weary of? Thanks in advance.
Wallingford CT

Hi Barbie,
Your Cross Spider is also known as a Garden Spider, Araneus diadematus. It is a harmless European import.

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