Happy Groundhog day!

GroundhogPhil Says Spring is Right Around the Corner!

Phil’s official forecast as read 2/2/07 at 7:28 a.m. at Gobbler’s Knob (Punxsutawny, Pennsylvania):

On this Groundhog Day we think of one thing.
Will we have winter or will we have spring?

On Gobbler’s Knob I see no shadow today.
I predict that early spring is on the way.

Sometimes it’s right, and sometimes he’s wrong. “Whistle whistle whistle” I think it’s Groundhogs day today.

Groundhog Gets a Say is a very good book. It gives you a good “behind the scenes” of groundhogs. I learned that they are also called Whistle pigs because they whistle. Their burrows have flood humps. If it rains very hard, it won’t get flooded. I would recommend this book, especially for school enjoyment and research.

Do you like it when the groundhog sees his shadow, or not?

P.S. We found the forecast at http://www.groundhog.org/

This is the Scientific classification of Groundhogs. We found it at Wikipedia.

Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Tribe: Marmotini
Genus: Marmota
Species: M. monaxBinomial name: Marmota monax

One thought on “Happy Groundhog day!”

  1. Here in Indiana, our little friend is still in his hole asleep until it starts getting green out and he has a reason to come out. But we will see, soon signs of spring………

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