Groundhog Day at Drumlin Farm!

February 2, 2018
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10:00 am-Noon

Join us at Drumlin Farm for our annual Groundhog Day event on Friday, February 2! Watch Ms. G, the Official State Groundhog of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as she wakes from her winter hibernation and decides whether or not spring will come early this year.

After Ms. G delivers her forecast at 10:00 am, you can enjoy winter activities like meeting our resident wildlife, exploring our wilderness trails, and learning how to identify animal tracks in the snow. Hot cocoa will be provided!

Featured Activities

  • Learn the forecast for spring’s arrival from our woodchuck weather expert at 10:00 am (encore at 11:15 am)
  • Visit with more of our resident wildlife and farm animals, learning about winter tracking, and explore the trails
  • Make some winter crafts to take home
  • Investigate our local climate with Don McCasland of Blue Hills Observatory & Science Center
  • Purchase produce grown at Drumlin Farm
  • Learn about how climate change impacts hibernating species in New England 

Special guests will include former WBZ-TV meteorologist Mish Michaels and the Wellesley school students who joined Mass Audubon in submitting the bill to the Massachusetts state legislature to declare Ms. G the Official State Groundhog. The bill was successfully enacted into law and signed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on July 31, 2014.

Admission

  • $9 adults and teens
  • $6 children 2–12 and seniors
  • Free for Mass Audubon members