Groundhog Day at the Holtsville Ecology Site

Fri Feb 2, 2024
7:30am ET
Age: All ages
Price: Free
Holtsville Ecology Site

Six more weeks of winter or an early spring? Hundreds will gather at the Holtsville Ecology Site to hear Highway Superintendent Daniel P. Losquadro announce Holtsville Hal's famous forecast. According to tradition, if a groundhog sees its shadow after stirring from hibernation on Groundhog Day, there will be six more weeks of winter weather; if not, spring should arrive early. Superintendent Losquadro will reveal Hal’s forecast at approximately 7:25am.

Following the ceremony, residents are welcome to enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and bagels provided by 7-Eleven and Bagel Lovers and visit the more than 100 non-releasable, wild or injured animals residing at the Animal Preserve, which will be open at 7am.

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