Fall is in the air

Published 1:15 pm Tuesday, September 6, 2022

If spiders and their webs predict the weather, Butler resident Janie Reece should have a pretty good idea of what the upcoming fall and winter seasons may be like — based on this masterpiece she photographed on her front porch. 
For many years farmers and others have depended on nature’s creatures to give them an idea of what the upcoming winter will be like. Here are a few of those predictions from Almanac.com:
  • Spiders spinning larger than usual webs are a sign of a cold winter to come.
  • When spiders’ webs in the air do fly, the spell will soon be very dry. 
  • When spider webs are wet with dew that soon dries, expect a fine day.
  • Spiderwebs floating at autumn sunset; bring a night frost, on this you may bet. 
  • Spiders move down from their webs before rain.

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