I spotted a September woolly bear caterpillar and he said the winter will be...

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  1. Beeker

    Beeker In Flower

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    Woolly bear predicts a mild winter for southern New England!
    (sorry, I didn't have my camera with me)

    According to old farmer folklore, a broad orange section on the September woolly bear means the coming winter will be a mild one; less orange and more black means a rough winter.
    I wonder if the color-coded caterpillar is telling the truth...
    Anyone else?
     
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    Madam, you are full of info. Wooly bears. That’s a good one.
    Well, I hope that the prediction will come true for you.
    We do not have those here.
    Cool posting.
     
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    Well, they don't predict the severity of winter, but they are an indication that winter is coming--Red Wing Blackbirds. We saw the first one at the feeder this week. By mid-November they will flock to the feeder, eating sunflower seeds and jockeying for position on the feeder.
    It is a "oh good they are back/gardening season is going into pause for a couple of months" feeling. Mother Nature giveth and Mother Nature taketh away . . . .
     
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