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Groundhogs Around The World: Jimmy the Groundhog

Since the 1960s, Jimmy the Groundhog has been predicting the weather on Groundhog Day in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Even before that, however, the town had a rich history of celebrating the holiday.[]

Groundhogs Around The World: Poppy the Groundhog

Last year saw the introduction of a new member to the Groundhog Day forecasting scene. That groundhog’s name is Poppy and she has quickly become one of the most popular groundhog weather predictors in the country.[]

Groundhogs Around The World: Susquehanna Sherman

Since the mid 2000s, a stuffed groundhog named Susquehanna Sherman has been predicting the weather on Groundhog Day to an audience of two people in Pennsylvania.[]

Winnipeg Wyn passes away

Sadly Winnipeg Wyn, the groundhog prognosticator who has predicted the weather at the Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre for the last few years, passed away at the end of August. The news was shared via a post by the centre’s Facebook page.[]

Find a Groundhog Day Celebration near you!

Groundhog Day is now only 2 days away, and you probably already know what you’re doing this weekend, but on the off chance that you haven’t made plans, you might want to see if there’s a local groundhog or groundhog stand-in near you.[]

Groundhogs Around The World: Woodstock Willie

Although the 1993 Bill Murray classic Groundhog Day was set in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, home of arguably the world’s most popular Groundhog Day ceremony, the movie was not actually filmed there. Instead it was filmed in Woodstock, Illinois.[]

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? []

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. []

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.”[]

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