15 days until Groundhog Day!

That’s right, we are getting really close here! Only 15 days until Groundhog Day!  We’d also like to take this opportunity to remind you that you shouldn’t ever let your groundhog, or the groundhog you stole from your local Groundhog Day ceremony, drive your vehicle. The groundhog in Groundhog Day was a professional. And even…

Groundhog Day Haiku #2

Here’s another haiku we wrote about Groundhog Day:  shadow, no shadow more winter or early spring we love groundhog day  Feel free to write and share your own Groundhog Day haiku!

Groundhog cupcakes

For last Groundhog Day we made groundhog cupcakes using this recipe. They came out pretty well and we plan on making them again this year. What Groundhog Day treats do you usually make?

Groundhogs Around the World

You’ve heard of Punxsutawney Phil. You’ve probably heard of Staten Island Chuck and Buckeye Chuck. But do you know about Beardsley Bart or Milltown Mel?  There are a lot of groundhogs around the world that have their own Groundhog Day traditions. For the last few months we here at Countdown to Groundhog Day have been…

Groundhog(stand-ins) Around the world: Mojave Maxine

In a sort of variation on the Groundhog Day tradition, The Living Desert in Palm Desert, California uses a desert tortoise named Mojave Maxine to determine when Spring has arrived.  Since the mid-2000s a contest has been held by the zoo for students in Southern California to guess the date and time when Maxine will…

1 month until Groundhog Day!

Christmas is over and the New Year is here! Groundhog Day is now only 1 month away! So start writing out those Groundhog Day cards, invite Bill Murray to your Groundhog Day party, and start shopping for your Groundhog Day presents!

Groundhogs Around The World: Raleigh’s Sir Walter Wally

Since 1998, the groundhog known as Sir Walter Wally has been forecasting the weather at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, North Carolina. Every Groundhog Day there is a Shadow Ceremony on the Museum’s front steps with the mayor of Raleigh presiding as the “Groundhog Whisperer.” At the ceremony facts about groundhogs…