This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to catch a glimpse at what could be in store for my region this winter. How did I do that? Why, I saw a white woolly worm on my back porch!
White woollies (which appear sandy-colored) are rarer than their orange and black "cousins." Similar to their relatives, they too are weather prognosticators, except whereas orange and black woollies predict winter temperatures (black bands signal cold, while orange/brown bands indicate milder weather), white woolly worms are said to predict winter snowfall. Spotting one is supposedly a strong indicator that heavier than average snows--or even a blizzard--can be expected in the region during the winter season.
Have you seen any woolly worms yet where you live? Ever seen a white woolly before? Share your woolly worm sighting stories in the comments.
Image credit: Tiffany Means