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Nystrom, Spartans all smiles after 4-2 win over Janesville

While woolly bear caterpillars have long been used to forecast the harshness of the coming winter, they may actually only report on the weather from the previous spring. Only 4 out of 13 of this little guy's segments are brown, by my count, which makes sense considering our late spring. (Photo by Emily Stone)

Natural connections: Woolly weather

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A blustery fall wind swept away any warmth from the pale sun. Brown and yellow leaves skittered across the pavement. As I bent down to dip my hands in the lake, my arm (wrapped in fuzzy fleece) brushed the seed head of a burr marigold--so named because the cheery yellow flower matures into a cluster of pokey stick-tight seeds. Yet another sign of the season...


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