CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

September 4, 2014

Woolly Worm’s Prediction for Winter 2014-2015 & 11 Facts About the Woolly Worm

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

11 FACTS ABOUT THE WOOLLY WORM a. k. a. WOOLLY BEAR

And

ITS PREDICTION FOR WINTER WEATHER 2014-2015

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Sit and relax?

Sit and relax?

STAY TUNED TO THIS POST for any future updates on the woolly worm’s prediction for winter 2014-2015. The data isn’t out yet. My daughter Sandy reports the first sighting, with black on both ends. If you spot a woolly worm/woolly bear let me know, in the comment box, the color of its stripes and therefore its prediction.

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My personal first September sighting of the woolly worm was in my daughter’s garden in the late afternoon of September 9. It was hidden in the leaves of a large cabbage she was picking for me: 140809 IMG_0139E

This is the time of year that people actively seek to discover what the coming winter will be like. One resource they search online is the wooly worm a.k.a. woolly bear. In the tradition of past years, I’m posting a feature on the creature, this year in the form of a quiz. Previous posts discuss other aspects of the woolly worm:

Wooly Worm Winter Weather Prediction 2013-2014

The 2012-2013 Weather Prediction from the Woolly Worm & Accuweather

Wooly Worms Predict the 2011 PA. Winter Weather

 Cry foul on the frigid cold---too cold to swim.

Cry foul on the frigid cold—too cold to swim.

QUESTIONS

  1. What’s the difference between the woolly worm and the woolly bear?
  2. The woolly worm is well-known because…
  3. The woolly worm is actually not a worm, or a bear. What is it?
  4. How fast do woolly worms crawl?
  5. How many stripes does a woolly worm have?
  6. Original studies of the woolly worm were done in 1948 by whom?
  7. How many different species of tiger moths are there?
  8. What two towns celebrate the woolly worm at annual October festivals?
  9. What determines the woolly worm’s coloring?
  10. What special traits do Arctic woolly worms have?

BONUS QUESTION

What three ways does the woolly worm pass its winter weather prediction on to us humans?

A bundle

A bundle

Click on MORE to learn the answers.

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