6 more weeks of winter or an early spring? Meet the Groundhog Day prognosticators of the tri-state
Groundhog Day can provide some great family fun and a silly break from the harsh winter. Here is what our local groundhog prognosticators (plus a chicken and a prairie dog) predicted.
Photo: Brian Heyman
Malverne Mel predicted an early spring at Crossroads Farm. It was Mel's 28th year of predictions. Visitors were able to enjoy music from the Banjo Rascals.
Photo: Town of Brookhaven
Holtsville Hal rang in Groundhog Day at the Holtsville Ecology Site and predicted six more weeks of winter. News 12 Long Island's Danielle Campbell was live in Holtsville with the report.
Photo: Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center
Allen McButterpants did not see his shadow at the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center in Hampton Bays - meaning an early spring. The rescue also taught some fun facts about groundhogs and how the Groundhog Day tradition came about.
Photo: Beardsley Zoo
Beardsley Zoo's prognosticating prairie dog Beardsley Bart predicted an early spring. News 12 Connecticut's Lauren Fabrizi was there for the report.
Staten Island Chuck
Photo: Staten Island Zoo
Staten Island Zoo revealed that Staten Island Chuck's predicted an early spring. Watch the ceremony HERE.
Lady Edwina of Essex
Photo: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
Lady Edwina of Essex saw her shadow for six more weeks of winter! She also picked the Philadelphia Eagles to win the Super Bowl. News 12 New Jersey's Lauren Due was at Turtle Back Zoo for the celebration.
Photo: Lutz Children's Museum
Manchestor Mayor Jay Moran and Lutz Children's Museum executive director Patricia Buxton joined Chuckles XI, who predicted an early spring. Watch the ceremony here, including a song.
Photo: Westchester County Parks
She's not a groundhog - she's a "weather-predicting chicken!" Muscoot Farm celebrated Groundhog Day with Cluxatawney Henrietta. She laid egg to signal an early spring. News 12 Westchester checked in with Henrietta to find out more about how she pecks her prediction.
STAR Foundation groundhog "Sam Champion" saw his shadow at the Quogue Library and predicted six more weeks of winter. Click HERE for more.
Photo: Space Farms
Stonewall did not see his shadow - predicting an early spring.
Photo: Sweetbriar Nature Center
Niblets and Sweetbriar Nature Center hosted "Searching for Sweetbriar Sam - A Groundhog adventure." The event featured a craft, a scavenger hunt and animal interactions.
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