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Wooly Worms
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Jan in idiana    Posted 09-03-2003 at 18:00:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can anyone tell me about how they were used to predict the weather for the winter? As in how much snow we were to get? Thanks


Salmoneye    Posted 09-04-2003 at 04:00:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dunno what a 'wooly worm' is...

Around here they used to swear by the 'Wooly Bear' though...Brown caterpillar with a Black band...The wider the black band, the more sever the winter...

So they used to say anyway...


Oops...    Posted 09-04-2003 at 04:04:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had it all bass-ackwards...

See the link...

Salmoneye


Red Dave    Posted 09-04-2003 at 05:28:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
That so-called researcher has it bass-ackwards. In my neck of the woods, the darker the wooly bear, the colder winter will be.
He's such a good researcher he can't even get folklore and superstitions right.


Maggie/Tx    Posted 09-03-2003 at 20:40:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I always heard that if you see a lot of wolly worms you are going to have a hard winter. Of course, this is southeast Texas and a hard winter here is 5 snowflakes in a 10 foot circle. ;)


Les...fortunate    Posted 09-03-2003 at 19:21:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe you believe in Santa Claus, too? Don't waste your time.


well Les    Posted 09-03-2003 at 20:09:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
you don't believe in Santa Claus? I'm shocked!


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