I am NOT going out in the garden at night searching for spiders.
Meanwhile -- today we work working in the yard when Mo started dismanteling the retaining wall and found one of what I think is a hobo spider. I ran in to get my camera but the spider had gone. It did however leave its nest of eggs behind. Now I'm trying to figure out if I can identify the spider from the nest.
Here's the nest, reproduced a bit larger than life size (Warning: this might not be for the squeamish)