Old Timer's say that the number of brown bands on the Woolly Bear caterpillar forecast how cold the winter will be...more brown, milder winter (I've written about this before, click here if you'd like to compare the caterpillars).
I also read that the number of brown bands indicate the age of the caterpillar...an older Woolly Bear has more brown bands because the previous winter was mild allowing spring to begin early...last year was a relatively mild winter though it stayed quite cold late into the season.
I wonder which of the theories will hold true this year...
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I sure hope the wooly worms predictions hold true. I've seen several of those this year with more brown than black. Never did know this about the rings. Thanks for the great post. Hugs, xo
Us bloggers think alike, I talked about wooley worms over 5 years ago! http://osagebluffquilter.blogspot.com/2007/11/mr-woolly-worm.html
Love those wooley worms! Hugs!
Susie, today may be the first day of feeling really wintery...I hate to say it but I'm thinking "let is snow!"
Patti, isn't it funny...such a cute little woolly worm brings so much entertainment:)
If he was all black dad, indicating a cold winter, would you still love them? Hugs back:)
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