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The woolly caterpillars are saying a cold winter. :)

Posted by on Nov. 1, 2016 at 3:01 PM
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I didn't realize that this had been a myth since colonial times. :)

The less orange on the woolly Caterpillar, we call them (woolly worms,) the harsher the winter. Turns out it is a myth.

But what are the wooly caterpillars in your area predicting?


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by on Nov. 1, 2016 at 3:01 PM
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ElectricSoul
by on Nov. 1, 2016 at 3:32 PM
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A cold winter. They are right most of the time, but you look at other signs. Several confirm one or the other. The signs here say short, dry and cold

daylinmom
by on Nov. 1, 2016 at 3:44 PM
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Me my husband and son where out walking one day and saw an all orange one, but since then I've seen 2 more that look like the pic above
squeekers
by Silver Member on Nov. 1, 2016 at 3:46 PM
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It may be a myth to some, but the Farmers Almanac talks about them alot.
Bmat
by Emerald Member on Nov. 1, 2016 at 3:51 PM

What other signs do you look for. I've heard if squirrels are extra active gathering food in the fall that it means a bad winter.

Quoting ElectricSoul:

A cold winter. They are right most of the time, but you look at other signs. Several confirm one or the other. The signs here say short, dry and cold


Bmat
by Emerald Member on Nov. 1, 2016 at 3:52 PM

:)

I guess this means a 67% chance of a bad winter. :)

Quoting daylinmom: Me my husband and son where out walking one day and saw an all orange one, but since then I've seen 2 more that look like the pic above


Bmat
by Emerald Member on Nov. 1, 2016 at 3:53 PM

Cool! I didn't know this. My grandma taught me this saying. :)

Quoting squeekers: It may be a myth to some, but the Farmers Almanac talks about them alot.


stykir
by Silver Member on Nov. 1, 2016 at 3:55 PM
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I've seen only a handful this fall, and most have been totally black. Harsh winter ahead!
ElectricSoul
by on Nov. 1, 2016 at 4:03 PM
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This.. wooly boogars, when and how long the ragweed, tickseed, and coreopsis bloom, When the geese leave, timing of peak fall colors, spiders.. when they appear. When the bees leave. Oh and the mosquitos and no see ums leave

Quoting Bmat:

What other signs do you look for. I've heard if squirrels are extra active gathering food in the fall that it means a bad winter.

Quoting ElectricSoul:

A cold winter. They are right most of the time, but you look at other signs. Several confirm one or the other. The signs here say short, dry and cold


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by Sapphire Member on Nov. 1, 2016 at 5:06 PM
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I don't know but hopefully NOT a cold winter, LOL

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by Carrie on Nov. 1, 2016 at 7:15 PM
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This....🙂

Quoting hugss:

I don't know but hopefully NOT a cold winter, LOL

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