Sep 30 2009

Woolly Bear Time or What to look for in October

Published by at 8:52 pm under Phenology

Wooly Bear caterpillar is the Isabella Tiger Moth (photos by Chuck Tague)
Today Chuck Tague reminded me it’s time for an October phenology.  Yikes!  I wrote September’s “What to Look For” only three days ago and included some early October predictions.  Is there any more to say?

I read Chuck’s list and right off the bat his is better than mine.  Did you know that October is a good month to find Wooly Bear caterpillars?  Did you know the Wooly Bear is the larva of the Isabella Tiger Moth?  I didn’t.

So rather than bore you with my own paltry list I urge you to read Chuck’s at Asters, Wooly Bears and Sweaters: A phenological perspective for October.

p.s.  News!  Three (or more) of Chuck Tague’s bird photos will be part of the OnQ show I blogged about yesterday.  Watch for his scarlet tanager, indigo bunting and mourning dove in the Birding for Everyone segment on Monday, October 5 at 7:30pm on WQED.

(Wooly Bear composite photo by Chuck Tague)

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