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Woolly Bear Caterpillars

November 7, 2016 - Latest, Naturalist's Notes

Why did the Pyrrharctia isabella cross the road? It was going to REI to buy snowshoes! This particular woolly bear caterpillar (Pyrrharctia isabella) was mostly black, which is a sure sign of a fierce winter. Or is it? Most of us have heard that woolly bears can be used predict the upcoming winter. Actually, as… Read more »