If we just slow down our lives a little and observe nature. We will see that the animal kingdom is quite adept at understanding the weather is about to change. There are also ways that you can use the actions of animals to predict temperature and some other changes. Why? Because animals bodies often rely on temperature, air pressure, and sound to do what they do on a daily basis. When these things start changing or change rapidly, the behavior of the animals changes, too. Here's just a few examples. While these won't be 100% accurate, they all have been shown to be at least as accurate as chance! - Crickets: If you count the number of cricket chirps in 14 seconds, then add 40 to your tally, you supposedly come up with a good approximation of the temperature in Fahrenheit degrees. - Cows If cows are laying in the pasture at a time they usually do not, it will probably rain soon. Also, if cows begin to clump together in the pasture a big weather change might be on the way. The more they clump, the worse the weather might be. - Deer If snow is on the way, deer will hide in heavy thickets or laurel or whatever might shelter them. So, if the usual deer are not out and about, consider that snow might be on the way! - Birds Birds are said to fly lower when some storm systems move in, because the pressure the storm brings in hurts them so they fly lower to avoid it. When they gather on telephone lines or trees in big groups and grow silent, weather is about to hit. - Dogs Anyone who has owned a dog has seen how some dogs come sit close to you, see anxious, or hide in a cetain area before a storm hits. Your specific dogs actions might be different but you'll soon learn that they can predict weather changes. - Ants Ants will pile the sides of their ant hole steeper and make the whole smaller when rain is coming. Do you have any other animal lore you really trust to follow before hitting the trail, field, or road?