Fun on Friday
Winter and the Woolly Bear
You can call me woolly bear or woolly worm
And if you try to touch me, I won’t squirm.
I will roll up in a ball from tail to head
And look like I am really, really dead.
I am the larva of a tiger moth named Isabella
And according to legend I’m a forecasting fella.
Will it be snowy and cold? Or rainy and warm?
Will we have a blizzard or a thunderstorm?
If I’m mostly black, people say that means
That winter will be making the scene.
If I’m mostly brown then people have found
Not much snow will be on the ground.
Is all this forecasting and predicting true?
I don’t know-I just do what I do.
Maybe someday science will be able to show
That as far as weather goes, I’m in the know.
Have you found a woolly bear caterpillar this fall?
What coloring did it have?
Read next week’s Tidbit Thursday to find out more scientific facts about the woolly bear caterpillar.
Have a great weekend!
All photographs courtesy of Pixabay.com