View Here : Wooly Bear Out For Walk On First Day Of
Back on October 2nd when we went to Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge near Olympia, WA, we saw many banded woolly bear caterpillars (Pyrrharctia isabella). And can you believe it?--we only heard of woolly bears for the first time this year! This is also the first year we saw them.
Woolly bear, woolly bear, what do you see? Traditionally, the banded woolly bear caterpillar is the foreteller of winter weather. The longer the black stripes, the longer the winter. This little bear looks as if it’s predicting a mild winter, doesn’t it? But it was out in 17 degree weather!