Our Director of Children’s Education encountered this fuzzy friend over the weekend, could it be a sign of a mild winter?
The Old Farmer’s Almanac says… maybe…!
Originating in the late 1940s, the folklore says that the longer the brown band on a woolly bear caterpillar, the more mild the coming winter will be. Conversely, shorter brown bands mean a harsher winter.
What do you think? Read more about the history of entomologists’ thoughts on woolly caterpillars’ season-predicting characteristics at The Old Farmer’s Almanac.