Next time you see an ant or a spider, check out what it’s doing—it could let you know something about the upcoming weather. Check out our weather proverbs and prognostics about insects.
- If ants their walls do frequent build, rain will from the clouds be spilled.
- Ants are busy, gnats bite, crickets sing louder than usual, spiders come down from their webs, and flies gather in houses just before rain.
- When bees to distance wing their flight, days are warm and skies are bright; But when their flight ends near their come, stormy weather is sure to come.
- Fireflies in great numbers indicates fair weather.
- When hornets build their nests near the ground, expect a cold and early winter.
- When cicadas are heard, dry weather will follow, and frost will come in six weeks.
- When spiders’ webs in air do fly, the spell will soon be very dry.
- Spiders in motion indicate rain.
- When spiderwebs are wet with dew that soon dries, expect a fine day.
- Spiderwebs floating at autumn sunset bring a night frost, this you may bet.
- Leeches kept in glass jars are active just before rain.
Observe reptiles as weather predictors, too!
- The louder the frogs, the more the rain.
- Frogs singing in the evening indicates fair weather the next day.
- Hang up a snakeskin and it will bring rain.
Did we miss any? Share your favorite proverbs and sayings below!