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Sandy Mitchell

Will "Buckeye Chuck" See His Shadow?

By February 2, 2014

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Will "Buckeye Chuck" see his shadow, indicating only six more weeks of winter, or will his shadow elude him, indicating a swift end to winter? Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is observed in the United States, Canada, and parts of Australia. The date marks the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and the Vernal Equinox and traces its origins from the French festival of Candlemas.

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The Cleveland Metroparks, area state parks and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo are all hosting special Ground Hog Day activities on February 2nd.

(Photo of "Buckeye Chuck" courtesy of the Ohio Division of Wildlife)

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