Woolly Bear forecast and more — pat morss

Woolly Bear Folklore:

“The longer the woolly bear’s black bands, the longer, colder, snowier, and more severe the winter will be. … If the head end of the caterpillar is dark, the beginning of winter will be severe. If the tail end is dark, the end of winter will be cold.” You be the judge.  I always wondered if they turned into moths or butterflies.  See first two photos.

This Woolly Bear was also out for a walk – head at upper left
He’ll turn into an Isabella Tiger moth (thank you Internet)
A Red-tailed Hawk hovering over its dinner on the Audubon land
Another walking companion
Can you see me now?
Speaking of dinner – is this a keeper?
And speaking of deer – elegant visitor ‘Deer Dancer’
Looks like a good year for Monarchs assembling for their flight to Mexico
A Turkey Vulture scouting for road kill, or something fresher
This month is apple-picking season
The turtles’ favorite rock is finally visible, but tight for a three-some (3 heads)
Gulls lit by the setting sun
And another impressive sunset over Lighthouse Cove mooring field

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