Can a caterpillar predict the winter? How about a squirrel? Some people believe they can.
According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, Southeast Wisconsin is in for a mild, but wet winter.
The Farmer's Almanac, on the other hand, is going out on a limb predicting a frozen and snowy winter.
What about other forecast folklore?
Black woolly bear caterpillars, early migration of geese and monarch butterflies, fog in August, squirrels with bushy tails and a mouthful of acorns, long hair on a cow's neck, pigs that pick up sticks, and thick husk on corn are all indications of a harsh winter.
Brown woolly bear caterpillars, a clear August, squirrels with skinny tails, short hair on a cow's neck, and pigs that avoid sticks are all signs we're in for a mild winter.