As I was standing around, waiting for the furry kids to do their business on a grassy patch at the golf course pond; I looked up at a tree branch just above my head and to my surprise, I saw what looks like a bee’s nest. As I stood in awe of the perfectly constructed nest, and was wondering what kind of bee lives there — when a menace looking hornet flew out of the nest.
I told Jean Yves about the nest. I told him it was hanging so low I could touch it. He told me that when a bee’s nest is built low, it means we will have warm weather this winter. While I am familiar with the use of a groundhog to predict if spring will arrive early or late, I’ve never thought much about using insects. Our conversation got me curious on what other insect weather predictions there are. Especially, since I noticed that there are still a lot of dragonflies and spiders hanging around. Normally they would be gone by now…
After some research, these are some of the insect predictions:
When you see more of spiders in the fall, that means abnormally cold temperatures for the upcoming winter months. Hmm… guess this kind of clash with the low hanging hornet’s nest prediction. Although, I’m hoping that the hornet is right. And we will have warmer winter temperatures.
According to the ancient Chinese prediction, if a dragonfly is flying vertically rather than horizontally, it’s a sign there will be heavy rain. Well… I took this shot yesterday and this dragonfly was flying horizontally all over the golf course pond. The weather today started out sunny but it’s starting to rain…
While this was an interesting educational experience, I wouldn’t trust the predictions from the insects anymore than I trust our politician’s campaign promises. Guess, we’ll just have to wait and see. 😉
Have a nice weekend everyone.