You have heard the rule that you can predict the severity of the winter by looking at the amount of black coloring on the wooly bear caterpillar. The rule is that the more black, the colder the winter.
Judging by the caterpillar I saw today, it looks like a warm winter. We did have a warm summer and a rather mild fall. Last year we had an appreciable snowfall on October 16th. This year, we have had nothing.
What do you think? What are your wooly bear caterpillars doing?