It seems like fall is when we see tons of wooly bears, and this year has been no exception.
So, wooly bears are big excitement around here. We all go out to see the fuzzy little guys any time someone comes to the door announcing they’ve found one. (Though salamanders and toads rank highest in the I-have-to-go-outside-right-now-to-see-it category, most everyone wants to pet or hold a wooly bear.)
But over the weekend, Riley found a baby wooly bear. BIG excitement!
Now, if we were going to predict our coming winter based on these two little wooly bears, it looks like we’re leaning toward a harsh winter, but not terribly harsh. (A wide brown band = mild winter. A narrow brown band = harsh. These two appear to be somewhere in between, but closer to harsh.)
This is scientific, people. We canvassed two wooly bears to find out what our winter will be like. In fact, it’s practically a study.
Do you have wooly bears where you live? (And if not, how in the world do predict the winter season?) :-)