The woolly worm, it still is believed by some, has the ability to predict the weather

What a Woolly Worm Knows

caterpillar = oruga :) Learn about the wooly bear caterpillar and how their measurements are used to forecast winter weather. The Old Farmer's Almanac investigates wooly bears as weather predictors.

Garden Tiger caterpillar (Arctia caja) © 2010 Steve Ogden

2057 Garden Tiger (Arctia caja) caterpillar - fully grown - we grew up in an area rich in blackberry and broom and gorse and there were always loads of hairy caterpillars about.

Yellow Woolly Bear Caterpillar

Yellow Woolly Bear Caterpillar

Pyrrharctia isabella - a childhood friend for most of us.  "Wooly Caterpillar.  Predicted how long the winter would be......

Pyrrharctia isabella - 'Wooly bear'- you could "predict" how cold the coming winter would be by how wide the orange stripe was on these caterpillars.

Little Arabella Miller found a wooly caterpillar...

Little Arabella Miller found a wooly caterpillar.

Learn about the wooly bear caterpillar and how their measurements are used to forecast winter weather. The Old Farmer's Almanac investigates wooly bears as weather predictors.

Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction

Metamorphosis by Alvin Silverstein  With this easy-to-read book, children will discover the facts behind the seemingly magical conversions that transform a wooly caterpillar into a graceful butterfly and a swimming tadpole into a leaping frog. This book presents a well-illustrated look at how some baby animals develop from a larval stage into a completely different creature.

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis by Alvin Silverstein With this easy-to-read book, children will discover the facts behind the seemingly magical conversions that transform a wooly caterpillar into a graceful butterfly and a swimming tadpole into a leaping frog. This book presents a well-illustrated look at how some baby animals develop from a larval stage into a completely different creature.

Types of Caterpillars – There are just as many types of caterpillars are there are butterflies and moths. Each one has its own special characteristics coming in a variety of colors, some with hair and some with no hair, various appendages and exclusive host plants. Although there are endless caterpillar species, below are a few common types that house many subspecies.

Top 9 Different Types of Caterpillars

"wooly worm - the more orange/brown on him the milder the winter - the more black the more severe the winter" ~ Previous Pinner We have these in Mexico! Though we don't have winter.

Flannel Moth (Megalopygidae) caterpillar, covered in long hairs - photo by Ingo Arndt / Minden Pictures, via Getty Images      ...This wooly caterpillar looks somewhat like a cuddly house cat...

Flannel Moth (Megalopygidae) caterpillar, covered in long hairs - photo by Ingo Arndt / Minden Pictures, via Getty Images ...This wooly caterpillar looks somewhat like a cuddly house cat...

This weekend I went on a long, blustery run through the orchards in Apple Country! I counted like thirty wooly caterpillars and thought a lot about chicken fajitas and made a mental note to stick a…

This weekend I went on a long, blustery run through the orchards in Apple Country! I counted like thirty wooly caterpillars and thought a lot about chicken fajitas and made a mental note to stick a…

Brice's encounter with a wooly caterpillar

Brice's encounter with a wooly caterpillar

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