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Woolly Bear

Woolly Bear
Wooly Bear

Yesterday I had found my first of the year Woolly Bear (CHECK) in the grass! These fuzzy caterpillars are regularly seen during the fall and spring before becoming an ugly moth . . . . Many know the woolly bear for the superstition of forecasting the severity of the coming winter by the amount of black on the caterpillar’s body. Hmmm does this guy reflect your winter?

Woolly Bear
Woolly Bear in hand

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18 responses

  1. Haven’t seen any yet here. Very nice photos

    4 March 2009 at 8:22 pm

  2. iheartfilm

    Great video. Short, but really cool.


    4 March 2009 at 8:27 pm

  3. Lisa at Greenbow

    Gosh, I forget the whys and where fores about predictions of wooly bears. I haven’t seen one in a long time so I can’t say. Your wooly bear looks quite healthy. Moths will be flying about soon.

    4 March 2009 at 8:29 pm

  4. You have wooly bears all ready??

    You have grass?

    Our grass is still under several feet of snow…

    4 March 2009 at 8:38 pm

  5. I want to pet that caterpillar!

    4 March 2009 at 10:11 pm

  6. What a cute little thing! Monarch cats are around here already. I haven’t seen anything else yet!

    4 March 2009 at 10:32 pm

  7. Patty

    too fing cute

    4 March 2009 at 11:10 pm

  8. Ya know, I don’t think I have ever seen a wooly bear. Are they mainly in your part of the country? I’ve lived in the country (Texas) most of my life and have never seen one. Strange? Great pix.

    5 March 2009 at 12:19 am

  9. Yeah! It’s almost spring.

    5 March 2009 at 12:39 am

  10. Precious! Video was a nice touch. I questioned the woolly bear in my latest blog, as a matter of fact. I’m curious to know just where are they going when we see them in their travels? Along the roads. Along the trail. Are most caterpillars mobile like that?

    5 March 2009 at 4:27 am

  11. So cute! I have never seen one before so will keep my eyes open.

    5 March 2009 at 5:44 am

  12. Pam

    I *love* woolly bears!!! Can’t wait to see one myself. And I love the music you played with your video.

    5 March 2009 at 6:44 pm

  13. I didn’t know they’d be out this early. I will have to look for them tomorrow–it’s going to be in the 60s.

    5 March 2009 at 8:12 pm

  14. Bethany

    Sweet video! That music is hilarious–Kyle enjoyed it too, thanks for keeping us entertained!

    6 March 2009 at 10:30 am

  15. Red

    Why is it the moth caterpillars are the cutest, but the butterflies are the prettiest?

    Great that you saw your wooly bear… must be spring!

    6 March 2009 at 7:47 pm

  16. @ threeecollie – Thanks
    @ iheartfilm – thanks and sometimes less is more!
    @ Lisa – Should be the prediction of what has happened not what is going to happen!
    @ Lynne – that I do . . snow just melted! Ours is also but depends where you are at! Last nights rain must have melted a great percent of it though!
    @ Shelley – they are very soft!
    @ Misti – they sure are and ugg on the cats!
    @ Patty – fing is right! 🙂 Thanks sweetie!
    @ Kay – not sure if they are in TX but they are common across America . . I think!
    @ Linda – I know right!
    @ Kaholly they are moving all over the place! I wonder that myself sometimes!
    @ Kallen – they are fun to watch!
    @ Pam – you never seen a woolly bear?
    @ Joan – it wasn’t fast moving but was out!
    @ Beth – thanks and glad you guys are visiting the site!
    @ Red – The tiger swallowtail’s is cute but overall you are correct!

    8 March 2009 at 12:04 pm

  17. Grass?

    18 March 2009 at 6:41 pm

  18. Charles

    I found a live wooly bear caterpiller in my garage last week (Feb. 20th, 2010!) here in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We had a couple of mild days last week, but nothing over 40 degrees. I brought it inside, and it is a jar with a couple of ficus leaves. It is not doing much. Any helpful advice on how to keep it alive?

    25 February 2010 at 12:47 pm

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