by Amy LV
I love woolly bears! My children love woolly bears! Who DOESN'T love wooly bears??? Last night I learned one more reason to love them: woolly bears predict the weather. In the land of folklore, anyway. It is said that a large brown band in the middle means we can expect an easy winter. A narrow brown band indicates an especially cold and snowy winter. Now that I know this, I want to go out and check out a bunch of woolly bears to see what to expect this year.
Students - this poem came from something that my children actually do. They rescue woolly bears. When we ride our bikes down the road, they will stop and shuttle a woolly bear (or any other critter) across to safety. We laugh, all stopping, and yell, "Woolly Bear Crossing!"
For more information about woolly bears, check out this article from Green Futures. Learn about Ohio's Woollybear Festival, or purchase some woolly bear cards and stickers here at Zazzle.
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