I have studied this for years

I am a firm believer and have been for years that animals and bugs can predict the calmness of winter. I researched to see if there are others besides the ones I am familiar with and found;If a cow stands with its tail to the west, the weather is said to be fair.If a cow grazes with its tail to the east, the weather is likely to turn sourThere is some truth here. Animals graze with their tail toward the wind so that if a predator sneaks up behind them, the wind will help catch the scent of the predator and prevent an attack. The cow’s prediction might be wrong during a hurricane, however.Expect rain when dogs eat grass, cats purr and wash, sheep turn into the wind, oxen sniff the air, and swine are restless.If the bull leads the cows to pasture, expect rain; if the cows precede the bull, the weather will be uncertain.When hungry bites the thirsty flea, rain and clouds you sure shall see.When cats sneeze, it is a sign of rain.When cattle lie down in the pasture, it indicates early rain.When horses and cattle stretch out their necks and sniff the air, it will rain.Woolly bear caterpillars are said to be winter weather predictors: The more brown they have on their bodies, the milder winter will be. Read more about woolly bears!If the mole digs its hole 2½ feet deep, expect severe weather; if two feet deep, not so severe; if one foot deep, a mild winter.When pigs gather leaves and straw in fall, expect a cold winter.When rabbits are fat in October and November, expect a long, cold winter.If sheep ascend hills and scatter, expect clear weather.Bats flying late in the evening indicates fair weather.Wolves always howl more before a storm.Look up one of these days. Watch birds in flight. Birds flying high in the sky usually indicate fair weather. As the adage goes …Hawks flying high means a clear sky. When they fly low, prepare for a blow.Geese fly higher in fair weather than in foul.Air pressure does indeed affect birds. For example, swallows have sensitive ears; when the barometric pressure drops, they fly as close to the ground as possible, where air density is greatest. Generally, low-flying birds are signs of rain; high flyers indicate fair weather.Migrating birds can fly more easily in dense, high pressure conditions. Therefore, geese may fly high when a high pressure system moves to the area. High pressure systems are associated with fair weather.If crows fly in pairs, expect fine weather; a crow flying alone is a sign of foul weather.The whiteness of a goose’s breastbone indicates the kind of winter: A red of dark-spotted bone means a cold and stormy winter; few or light-colored spots mean a mild winter.Partridges drumming in the fall means a mild and open winter.When domestic geese walk east and fly west, expect cold weather.If birds in the autumn grow tame, the winter will be too cold for game.When the rooster goes crowing to bed, he will rise with watery head.When the swallow’s nest is high, the summer is very dry. When the swallow buildeth low, you can safely reap and sow.I hope you enjoyed this post. There is much to learn and recognize from our animals

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