Chubby and warm from a season of eating, this little woolly bear can be found speeding across the ground in the fall.
Soon he'll find a nice warm place to rest and wait out the colder months...
...which must be on their way. Why else would he be moving so fast?
This Rocky Mountain Woolly Bear Caterpillar ( Lophocampa maculata) will turn into a beautiful Spotted Tussock Moth next spring. Some believe that the width of his stripes can predict the harshness of the coming winter, although scientific studies do not agree.
What do they look like where you live?