Groundhog Day Haiku #1

There’s a real dearth of groundhog/Groundhog Day haiku out there, so we’re going to change that. Here’s our first Groundhog Day related Haiku:  marmota monax groundhog, woodchuck, whistlepig all just names for friend If you have any groundhog or Groundhog Day haiku you’d like to share, please do so!

Groundhogs Around The World: Milwaukee County Zoo’s Gordy

There are lots of groundhogs and Groundhog Day ceremonies around the world. One of these groundhogs is Gordy, a brand new groundhog at the Milwaukee County Zoo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Gordy will be making his prediction for the first time at 10:30 AM on February 2nd, 2019. If it’s sunny and Gordy sees his shadow,…

Why are groundhogs called woodchucks?

Groundhogs are also known as woodchucks. So much so that MANY of the weather predicting groundhogs around the country are named Chuck. Staten Island Chuck, Buckeye Chuck, Chattanooga Chuck, just to name a few. But did you know that the name doesn’t have anything to do with wood or chucking it? It’s true. Supposedly the…

“Philatelic” Phantastic Phil

This is the Phantastic Phil named “Philatelic” in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. According to the Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce, this Phantastic Phil was sponsored by the employees of the Punxsutawney Post Office and named after the the collection and study of postage stamps which is called “philately.”

Did you know there’s a Ground Dog Day?

I’ve been working on putting together a list of all of the different groundhogs and Groundhog Day ceremonies around the world, and I’ve discovered that there are several “groundhogs” that aren’t groundhogs at all. One of these is Shipoke Sheena, a dog who dresses as a bear, pretends to be a groundhog, and predicts the…

Why isn’t there more Groundhog Day music?

We really need more Groundhog Day themed music. I’m unsure why more musicians don’t release Groundhog Day albums like they do with Christmas. Here’s one surefire hit: The Baha Men (and Women) recording a variation on their classic “Who let the dogs out” called “Who let the groundhogs in.”