Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Woolly Bear Predicts Warm Winter!

According to folklore, you can predict how bad winter will be by observing Woolly Bear Caterpillars.  If the caterpillar sports a narrow brown stripe, and broad black stripes on the front and the back, then winter will be bad.  If the caterpillar has a broad brown stripe, winter will be mild.  Since this Woolly Bear Caterpillar lacks black, we should be in for a great winter!  Research, unfortunately, has not documented the folklore.  Apparently the brown stripe becomes narrower with age (Oehlke).

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