Saturday, September 28, 2013

Woolly Bear Forecast, Fall 2013

Nobody much believes in using Woolly Bear caterpillers as a weather forecasting device.  But let it be noted that last fall I saw only one....and it was all black....and already dead.  A nasty winter ensued.

The folk lore has it that the more of the bear's 13 segments are light brown the milder the winter will be.

Filmed for what it is worth, on 23 September, 2013.  This little guy was bookin' it across a blacktop road.  Either because it was hot or because his tiny insect brain actually predicted a high chance of becoming a flat worm if he stayed on the road very long...

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By my count 7 light brown segments.  Way to go little guy!  Mild winter ahead!

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