Banded Woollybear Caterpillar Study

Welcome to the Saturday Science Blog Hop & Link Up co-hosted by Little Bins for Little Hands, Lemon Lime AdventuresSuzy HomeschoolerThe Joys of Boys, The Usual Mayhem and yours truly.


Have you ever seen a Banded Woollybear Caterpillar? Autumn is the time of year when you start to see many of them in your yard or crossing the roads! I remember seeing so many along the side of the road as a kid. We used to say that the bigger the woollybear the harder the winter.


On Monday we had a fantastic day of child-led learning! We took a walk down the road to the pond and  discovered a Banded Woollybear Caterpillar! Caden was fascinated by this tiny creature so we brought it home to observe and learn all we could about it!


Once we got home I found a jar to put him in and we observed it while I read from a page in our field guide. We learned that they like to eat clovers and other plants so we went back outside to pick some clovers to add to the jar.


 I did an internet search and we learned that these caterpillars hibernate during the winter and then turn into a tiger or Isabella moth in the spring. They also don’t predict the weather, that’s just an old myth!


After observing and reading all about the Banded Woollybear Caterpillar we made a cute craft using yarn! You can read all about how to make your own on yesterday’s post!


Banded Woollybear Caterpillar Resources


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And now it’s time for the Saturday Science Blog Hop & Link Up!

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