Friday, October 9, 2009

Harbingers of winter

My daughter and I found this woolly bear caterpillar while collecting crabapples the other day:

I can never keep straight what the stripe means. The width of the stripe is supposed to predict how hard the winter will be, but I can't remember if a thick stripe means a harsh winter or a mild winter. And the thing is, I often see thick and thin striped caterpillars trying to predict the same forthcoming winter. I guess they're confused too.

And I saw this on the lolcats website:

I thought it was funny =^.".^=


Ocean Girl said...

Caterpillars can really make you itch. I have not seen one in a long while. I still see some butterflies, rarely though.

ICQB said...

Hi Ocean Girl!

Luckily the woolly bears don't make you itch, because my daughter picked it up. But I don't ever touch strange looking caterpillars for just that reason.