Woolly Bear

By: Jill Finger

Sep 07 2016

Category: Uncategorized

1 Comment


The first wooly bear I’ve seen this season made me a little curious, so I googled them. If there’s more rust color, it’s supposed to be a mild winter. If there’s more black, the winter will be severe, and, if the head part has a wider black stripe, the beginning od the winter will be more severe than  the end.  The caterpillar overwinters under a  rock or fallen log, waking on a warm spring day to feed. Soon it spins a cocoon and pupates.  In about two weeks, a 1.5 to 2 inch, orange-yellow Isabella Tiger Moth emerges.

This woolly bear has a wider black stripe on his head end, but the rust stripe is wider than both black stripes.  I’m predicting a mild winter. That’s my story (and my hope) and I’m sticking to it.

One comment on “Woolly Bear”

  1. Let’s hope so as long as we get precipitation because we sure do need it!


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