things concern the gardener more than the first warning signs of
winter. At The Old Farmer’s Almanac, we employ scientific disciplines to predict the
weather but also believe in keeping a close eye on
nature. The following are all considered traditional signs of a
severe winter ahead:
- Geese fly south at a high altitude.
- Oak trees bear many acorns.
- Chipmunks are abundant.
- Lakes and rivers freeze later than usual.
- Onions grow thicker skins than usual.
- Squirrels are gathering a large supply of
- Woodpeckers appear early.
- Lots of berries.
- Corn husks are thicker and stronger.
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