Michiganders like to predict the severity of the coming winter in many unscientific and inaccurate ways.
One of the most inaccurate ways is to inspect the bands on a Woolly Bear caterpillar.
According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the longer the middle brown band, the milder and shorter the coming winter; the shorter the brown band, the longer and more severe winter will be.
By reading the bands on this guy it appears we're going to have an average winter.
Then there's the acorns. Oh my, do we ever have acorns this year. More acorns than I've ever seen in the nineteen years we've lived here in the oak trees.
When taking this picture I just walked under a large oak and pointed down. No looking for a special, acorn covered spot. All the ground under all oaks looks like this.
An abundance of acorns is supposedly the sign of a very rough winter ahead. I'm picturing snow up to the rafters.