News Release: January 31, 2020

FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. — West Virginia’s most popular weather-predicting mammal will welcome hundreds of visitors to the State Wildlife Center for a Groundhog Day celebration on Sunday, Feb. 2.

Each year, Freddie comes out of hibernation to determine if West Virginia will have an early spring or if there’ll be six more weeks of winter. If it is sunny and Freddie sees his shadow, he’ll return to his burrow to weather six more weeks of winter. If it’s cloudy and his shadow isn’t visible, Freddie will predict an early spring.

This family friendly event is open to the public and starts at 9:30 a.m. There’ll be music and opportunities to tour the Wildlife Center, which features nearly 30 different species of West Virginia mammals, birds and reptiles.

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WHAT: Groundhog Day ceremony with French Creek Freddie
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 2 at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: West Virginia State Wildlife Center in French Creek

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