htm) StormFax Weather Almanac , which has kept record of Groundhog
Day since 1887, shows that of the 116 predictions on record, Phil has only predicted an early spring 16 times.
Phil has been looking for his shadow since 1887 when a newspaper editor declared a groundhog
the forecasting groundhog
for the entire country.
Using their impressive teeth, groundhogs
feast on clover, dandelions, alfalfa, garden vegetables, and fruits.
The town has a weather-predicting groundhog
are woodchucks and woodchucks are groundhogs
and they're one in the same and they're marmots.
In most states that have them, groundhogs
are considered nuisance wildlife.
Legend says that if a groundhog
coming out of its burrow sees its shadow on Feb.
Started in 1997 as a way to help young people discover job skills and interests, Groundhog
Job Shadowing day last year included more than 75,000 businesses and 1 million students nationwide.
, that entailed either stalking or sitting and waiting for one of the pests to show himself at close range.
When bowhunting for groundhogs
, I like to use suspended belief.
BEATING THE COLD Groundhogs
(or woodchucks, as lots of people call them) often live where winters can be long and hard.
February 2nd is also associated with seasonal change in the United States, but it takes a groundhog
to reveal the connection.