Groundhog Day 2023 at Drumlin Farm
While groundhogs can’t actually determine whether or not we will have an early spring, Groundhog Day is a fun tradition that offers us time to reflect on the changing season.
Drumlin Farm’s own groundhog, Ms. G, was declared the Official State Groundhog by then-Governor Deval Patrick on July 31, 2014. He signed the proposed bill submitted by Wellesley’s Hunnewell Elementary School students, enacting it into law.
Watch the Forecast
Join us to watch Ms. G as she wakes from her winter hibernation and “predicts” whether or not spring will come early this year. She’ll be joined this year by special guest, Governor Maura Healey, who in her first month in office is visiting Drumlin Farm to help Ms. G make her forecast.
The live groundhog forecast starts at 10 am, followed by winter activities such as meeting resident wildlife, exploring wilderness trails, family-friendly groundhog crafts, and learning how to identify animal tracks in the snow. Visitors will also learn how New England wildlife survives the winter and how the changing climate impacts their habitat.
Can't join us in person? Tune in on Facebook or Instagram for the live stream of Ms. G's prediction!
Schedule of Events
9:30-10:00am - Sheep Barn
Explore how animals stay warm in the winter.
10:00-10:30am - Crossroads Barn Lawn
Ms. G’s Live Prediction! Will spring come early?
10:30am-12:30pm - Farm Life Center
Make your own craft to take home.
11:00am-12:30pm - Green Barn
Meet live animal ambassadors and learn how they adapt to winter.
This event is included with admission (free for Mass Audubon members, $9 adults and teens; $6 seniors, children 2-12 for nonmembers)