Few woolly bears bagged this year
Even with a two-week extension, the number of entries for the annual Woolly Bear Contest was far below last year's record number, said contest judge Frank Leiter.
The contest, sponsored by the Hagers-town Town and Country Almanack, had only 120 entries this year compared to more than 1,000 last year, said Leiter, who has judged the contest throughout its 15-year history.
Entries are usually due by Oct. 31, he said.
But because woolly bears have been scarce this year and so few of the furry creatures had been entered at that point, organizers decided to extend the deadline to Nov. 14, Leiter said.