Groundhog Day
           2011

       If Candlemas Day is bright and clear,
                        There'll be two winters in the year.

Results from the Major Players in 2011:

    Following the most hallowed holiday, I am happy to report no major
accidents associated with our celebrations of the prognosticating
abilities of terrestrial sciurud friends on Imbolog...the major players
predicted the following:

Punxsutawney Phil--did not see his shadow...an early spring
Dunkirk Dave--did not see his shadaw...an early spring
Dover Doug--did not see his shadow...an early spring...kind of...Groundhog day was canceled due to bad weather!
Wiarton Willie
--
did not see his shadow...an early spring
General Beauregard Lee--did not see his shadow...an early spring
Jimmy the Groundhog--did not see his shadow...an early spring
Shubenacadie Sam --did not see his shadow...an early spring

Don't be disconcerted by the lack of agreement...this is science!
Wait a second for the first time in many years there is agreement!

Groundhog Day Links:

   The following links will allow you to explore the wonders of one of the 'high holy days of biology'--enjoy!

   Links to the Sciurid Prognosticators--hey this is a competitive science!
       Punxsutawneyphil.com --Pennsylvania's famous predictor
       Wiarton Willie --Ontario's Albino Whistlepig
       General Beauregard Lee --Georgia's Prognosticator
       Dunkirk Dave --New York's Woodchuck
       Jimmy --Sun Prairie, Wisconsins squealpig
       Dover Doug --from Dover, Pennsylvania.

            No links for these 'chucks but that doesn't mean that we don't value their predictions:
           Many of these are mapped at: http://www.groundhogsday.com/groundhogcentral.php

               Agua Fria Freddie--this is how we do it in Tucson...with a rattlesnake
               Arkla-homa Will--from the land of the razorbacks...Arkansas
               Balzac Bill --Alberta's favorite rodent prognosticator
               Birmingham Bill --another whistle pig from Dixie
               Brandon Bob--Manitoba's prognosticating woodchuck
               Buckeye Chuck --from Ohio, groundhog heaven
               Cajun Groundhog...with a bit of spice...New Iberia, LA
               Chuck Wood--from Chicagoland's own
               Chuckles --from Manchester CN
               Cloudy and Sunny --from Brookfield Children's Zoo, IL
               Concord Charlie --from Athens WV
               Connecticut Chuckles--from Manchester, CT
               Dixie Dan --Tupelo, MS
               Dover Doug --from Dover, PA
               East Town Jack --from East Randolph, NY
               Florham Park Phil...from the Garden State...Florham Park, NJ
               Florida Phyllis --from Apopka, FL
               French Creek Freddie --from West Virginia
               Furby the Wonder Chicken --the official Ground Chicken of Vancouver
               Gary the Groundhog --from Kleinburg, Ontario
               Hawkeye --from Marshall County, Iowa
               Holland Huckleberry--from Ohio
               Lander Lil--From plains of Wyoming
               Lil Bit -- from Lexington NC
               Lily--from the St. Louis Zoo
               Malverne Mel --straight from Long Island, NY
               Metompkin Max --from the Delmarva Peninsula
               Milltown Mel --from New Jersey
               Noah the one-eyed Groundhog--From Oxford, Michigan
               Octorara Orphie --from Lancaster PA
               Pennichuck Chuck --From New Hampshire
               Petaluma Pete --from Petaluma, CA
               Pierre C. Shadeaux --from New Iberia, LA
               Poor Richard --From York PA
               Ridge Lea Larry...from Western NY
               Shubenacadie Sam --North America's first prediction of the day from Nova Scotia
               Sir Walter Wally --From North Carolina
               Staten Island Chuck--From the City itself
               Two Rivers Tunnel --Two Rivers, Nova Scotia
               Unadilla Bill --From the land of the Cornhuskers
               Uni...a bit stuffy he is...from Myerstown, PA
               Woody --from Howell, MI
               Woodstock Willie --Woodstock, Illinois

            Links to the Origins of the Holiday:
      FYI about Groundhog Day from Earth & Sky
      Groundhog Day from the North of Boston Library Exchange

            Miscellaneous Links:
       Send a Free Groundhog Day Card!


Results from the Major Players in 2010:

    Following the most hallowed holiday, I am happy to report no major
accidents associated with our celebrations of the prognosticating
abilities of terrestrial sciurud friends on Imbolog...the major players
predicted the following:

Punxsutawney Phil--saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter
Dunkirk Dave--did not see his shadow...an early spring
Wiarton Willie--saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter
General Beauregard Lee--did not see his shadow...an early spring
Jimmy the Groundhog--did not see his shadow...an early spring
Shubenacadie Sam --saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter

Results from the Major Players in 2009:

    Following the most hallowed holiday, I am happy to report no major
accidents associated with our celebrations of the prognosticating
abilities of terrestrial sciurud friends on Imbolog...the major players
predicted the following:

Punxsutawney Phil--saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter
Dunkirk Dave--did not see his shadow...an early spring
PeeWee--No longer does public appearances in February
Wiarton Willie--saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter
General Beauregard Lee--did not see his shadow...an early spring
Jimmy the Groundhog--saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter
Shubenacadie Sam --saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter

Results from the Major Players in 2008:

    Following the most hallowed holiday, I am happy to report no major
accidents associated with our celebrations of the prognosticating
abilities of terrestrial sciurud friends on Imbolog...the major players
predicted the following:

Punxsutawney Phil--saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter
Dunkirk Dave--did not see his shadow...an early spring
PeeWee--saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter
Wiarton Willie--did not see his shadow...an early spring
General Beauregard Lee--did not see his shadow...an early spring
Jimmy the Groundhog--did not see his shadow...an early spring
Shubenacadie Sam --did not see his shadow...an early spring

Results from the Major Players in 2007:

    Following the most hallowed holiday, I am happy to report no major
accidents associated with our celebrations of the prognosticating
abilities of terrestrial sciurud friends on Imbolog...the major players
predicted the following:

Punxsutawney Phil--did not see his shadow...an early spring
Dunkirk Dave--saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter
PeeWee--saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter
Wiarton Willie--did not see his shadow...an early spring
General Beauregard Lee--did not see his shadow...an early spring
Jimmy the Groundhog--saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter
Shubenacadie Sam --did not see his shadow...an early spring

Lily--she will be sleeping in...that hibernation thing ya know...I think that is a hint!

Results from the Major Players in 2005:

Punxsutawney Phil--saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter
Dunkirk Dave--saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter
PeeWee--saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter
Wiarton Willie--did not see his shadow...an early spring
General Beauregard Lee--did not see his shadow...an early spring
Jimmy the Groundhog--did not see his shadow...an early spring
Shubenacadie Sam --saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter

Lily--refused to come out...I think that is a hint!

Results from the Major Players in 2004:

Punxsutawney Phil--saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter
Dunkirk Dave---saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter
PeeWee---saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter
Wiarton Willie--saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter

General Beauregard Lee--did not see his shadow...an early spring
Jimmy the Groundhog--did not see his shadow...an early spring
Shubenacadie Sam --did not see his shadow...an early spring

Lily--refused to emerge in St. Louis!

Results from the Major Players in 2003:

Punxsutawney Phil--saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter
Jimmy the Groundhog--saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter
Dunkirk Dave---saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter
PeeWee---saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter

Wiarton Willie--did not see his shadow...an early spring
General Beauregard Lee--did not see his shadow...an early spring
 
 

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