Monday, November 2, 2015

Oct 30, 2015: Woolly Bears

It's that time of year to be watchful of Banded Woolly Bears crossing the trails.  The orange-and-black form is the most common., but they can also be wholly blond, brown, rust, and tan.  The second photograph shows another variant form.  Why they cross the trail is puzzling as they eat virtually anything.  Such movement exposes them to unnecessary risks.  "Rural legend" states that the narrower the orange band, the colder the Winter. 10/26/15 (Wolf. Oesterreich)

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