Why Did the Yellow Bear Cross the Road?

Wooly Bear
Yellow Bear

It’s the time of year when things are on the move and if you’re looking at the ground or the sky you’re sure to see something interesting. Some types of caterpillars in the tiger moth family (Arctiidae) like the woolly bears and yellow bears are active in the fall as they move from food plants to a suitable place to spend the winter. This little fellow was heading for a large pile of black cottonwood leaves down at the Courtenay Airpark. Good night – we’ll see you in the spring!

For more information and additional photographs, read Jocie’s article about woolly bears posted on the Comox Valley Naturalists Society website.