Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Tall yellow flowers in a green garden with a red barn in the background.
Drumlin Farm, Lincoln

Groundhog Day at Drumlin Farm

Special Event: February 2, 2024

9:30 am-12:00 pm

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. 

This year, an outdoor prognostication will be replaced with an indoor meet and greet with Ms. G at the Farm Life Center and comments from Metro West’s Regional Director Scott McCue and Senior Naturalist Tia Pinney. Then, enjoy winter activities like meeting resident wildlife, exploring wilderness trails, and family-friendly groundhog crafts. We’ll also discuss how New England wildlife survives the winter and how the changing climate impacts their habitat. 

A groundhog (woodchuck) huddles between rocks in a woodsy area.

Douglas, MA © Waddy Stryker

The History of Groundhog Day at Drumlin Farm 

Drumlin Farm’s own groundhog, Ms. G, was declared the Official State Groundhog of Massachusetts 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. 

Each year, Ms. G takes the stage to make her prediction of spring, rivaling Punxsutawney Phil. This festive event has become a beloved day at Drumlin Farm since its beginning in 2008. 


Brief comments with Ms. G in the Farm Life Center will begin at 10:00am.

Where: Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, 208 S. Great Rd Lincoln, MA 01773 
Fees: Free with paid admission 
Admission: $9 for adults and teens, $6 for seniors & children 2-12 
Free for Mass Audubon members 

Can’t make it in person? Tune into our Facebook and Instagram accounts throughout the day to learn some fascinating groundhog facts!