Leesburg, Ohio; Day 19

Today was a school day for the 5 Adventurers. The kids studied Language Arts, Math and spent time finishing up their chapter 4 worksheets for the class book we are reading together (Call It Courage).

During recess, CreeperPuppy found a very cool crawling thing and Saurum spent the time outside training it to jump from a leaf to her hand and back.

We think that with a little more time, that caterpillar could do it!

We did some research on this guy and have learned that he is a Woolly Bear Caterpillar or as Tiffany grew up calling it – a Woolly Worm. Mamoh told us he has something in common with the ground hog and she was right.

According to the National Weather Service, folklore indicates that the amount of black in the Woolly Worms are indicative of the severity of the upcoming winter. “The longer the woolly black bands, the longer, colder, snowier, and more severe the winter will be.

Typically these guys have wide bands of black and brown. Well, this one was black from end to end which means a really tough winter ahead for Southern Ohio. Good thing these 5 Adventurers and their short sleeves are planning to move on pretty soon!

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