Can A Woolly Worm Predict How Our Winter Will Be?
I learned something new today that I want to share with you. I'm surprised I hadn't heard it before! This little caterpillar (or worm or larvae) might actually tell us what kind of winter we will have based on it's color in the fall.
The old wives tale says the blacker the woolly worm is, the harsher the winter. If it has a brown band a third of it's size or bigger, then it will be a warmer, dryer winter. I learned this after someone share a video of one of these guys running around today, and it was mostly brown. That means we will see a warmer, dryer winter which actually coincides with what the experts have predicted as well for our Midwest Region.
It's actually been studied in the past, and while there could be some truth from it, it will just remain one of those old wives tales that we can have some fun with.
What do you think?