Saturday, October 15, 2016

It's Woolly Bear Season

Fall is Woolly Bear season, which means that you see these Isabella tiger moth caterpillars crawling across roads and trails. There is a myth that the orange stripe predicts the winter weather. I wish it were true, because the large orange stripe on this little guy would indicate a very mild winter this year- the larger the stripe, the milder the winter. Find a Woolly Bear and want to raise it from caterpillar to moth? Click here for directions. Woolly Bear Care Sheet.

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