Countdown to Groundhog Day

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.”[]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! Remember Christmas is December’s Groundhog Day![]

40 days until Groundhog Day 2019!

There’s a lot of excitement and anticipation today. Why? Because Groundhog Day 2019 is now only 40 days away![]

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: []

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.[]

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.[]

Only 60 more days until Groundhog Day 2019!

So there are now only 60 days until our favorite day of the year. Have you put your inflatable groundhog out on the lawn yet? There’s no reason to wait any longer.[]

2 months until Groundhog Day 2019!

Only 2 months until Groundhog Day 2019! Do you get a new groundhog every year, or do you use the same one over and over?[]

“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.”[]

December 2018 – Countdown to Groundhog Day

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