Groundhog Day at the Holtsville Ecology Site

Thu Feb 2, 2023
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 on February 2, 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.

Although he’s sure to be the center of attention, Holtsville Hal will not be the only animal available for viewing on Feb. 2. Following the ceremony, residents are welcome to enjoy some free hot chocolate and visit the more than 100 non-releasable, wild or injured animals residing at the Animal Preserve, which will be open from 7 to 11 am. Gates will open at 7 am; parking is free. Residents are asked to arrive as close to 7am as possible to get a good view of Hal. 

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