They hide under things in the shade, where it is black. They are probably more common than you expect. I have found them under the kids' yard toys, under the trash can lid, under the base of the siding, in the porch light and in the handle of the laundry basket - just to name a few!
Here's my first video!!
Where's the Black Widow?
It will help you recognize where they like to live and the distinctive sound that will clue you in when you have just ripped through a black widow web! Stay safe! Merry Gardening!
(This video contains scenes that some people may find disturbing.)