that this little guy I spotted this morning when I went ouside to feed and play with Moon and Copper, can predict the winter. Well, that's what I was otld as a kid.
Since I couldn't remember how the legend went, or whether I should panic of there was more black or more rust bands, I searched an found this tidbit of information which just blew me away! Click Wooly Catepillar.
Then, I got another point of view from this site: Wooly Weather Predicters?
So, my conclusion is this. This winter will be a mild one. Now whether or not that happens here is entirely another question!