Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate Groundhog Day 2016!


Groundhog Day Agenda

7:15 a.m. Complimentary Continental Breakfast
7:45 a.m. Celebration Begins
7:55 a.m. Remarks by CEO Dick Grant and Wildlife Director Dana DeBenham and costume contest drawing!
Hey, Kids! Dress in a costume representing your hopes for an early spring or six more weeks of wintry fun! Everyone in costume will be entered in a drawing for a FREE Week of Summer Day Camp at Howell Nature Center!
8:15 a.m. Woody’s Prediction

An enthusiastic crowd of fans cheered Woody’s 18th prediction at Howell Nature Center on February 2, 2016. If you’re a fan of Team Winter, you’ll be glad to know that she predicted six more weeks of chilly temps.

Woody’s Super Bowl 50 pick at WHMI

Groundhog Day Virtual Archives:

Groundhog Day 2016 Woody Woodchuck’s Prediction History


WHMI-FM Super Bowl prediction, 2/1/16

WHMI-FM, Woody Prepares for Tuesday’s Annual Winter prediction, 2/1/2016

Click on Detroit, Groundhog Day 2016: Will We See Six More Weeks of Winter? 2/2/2016

Fox 47 News, Groundhog Day! Woody the Woodchuck from Howell to Make Prediction, 2/2/2016

Lansing State Journal, From Howell, Woody Predicts More Winter Coming, 2/2/2016

Mother Nature Network, Early Spring or No? Groundhogs and Other Varmints Weigh In, 2/2/2016, Sorry, Punxatawney Phil, Woody the Woodchuck Says Six More Weeks of Winter, 2/2/2016

Detroit Free Press, From Howell, Woody Predicts More Winter Coming, 2/2/2016

Washington Times, Michigan Groundhog’s Prediction: Six More Weeks of Winter, 2/2/2016

Iron Mountain Daily News, Michigan’s Woody the Woodchuck Making Forecast About Spring, 2/2/2016

WHTC 1450 AM, Michigan’s Official Woodchuck disputes Phil’s Winter Ending Prediction, 2/2/2016

WHMI-FM, Woody the Woodchuck Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter, 2/2/2016

Livingston Daily Press & Argus, Feast of the Groundhog, 2/2/2016

Indiana Gazette, Punxsutawney Phil ‘predicts’ early spring; marmots in Wisconsin, Michigan, Canada weigh in, 2/5/2016

WDIO-TV, ABC Duluth, MN, Groundhog Day: Differing Opinions on an Early Spring, 2/2/2016

WTVB, Coldwater, MI, Michigan’s Official Woodchuck Disputes Phil’s Winter Ending Prediction, 2/2/2016

News-Sentinel (Ft. Wayne, IN), Need a Groundhog to Predict Your Weather, 2/6/2016


The Weather Ranks #11 on List of Nation’s Top Groundhog Prognosticators Groundhog Day 2014 Top 11 Groundhogs to Watch

WLNS-TV6-Groundhog Day Woody Predicts 6 More Weeks of Winter, 2/2/14 the Woodchuck makes Groundhog Day prediction_ Six more weeks of winter, 2/2/14

Detroit Free Press-Michigans Woody the Woodchuck refuses to leave house, 2/2/14

Detroit Legal News-Howell Woody ready to make Groundhog Day prediction, 2/2/14, TV3-, TV3-Groundhog Day brings mixed reactions in West Mich, 2/2/14

Click on Detroit-The history of Groundhog Day, 2/2/14 Detroit News-

Detroit News-Groundhog Day Howell woodchuck Woody a whiz at predicting spring, 2/1/14 WLNS-TV-

WLNS-TV-Woody The Groundhog To Make Spring Prediction Feb 2, 1/31/14 Daily Press & Argus-

Daily Press & Argus-It’s Woody vs. Phil in Sunday’s other big contest, 1/30/14 Detroit Free Press-

Detroit Free Press-Woody vs Phil go head-to-head in Sundays other big contest, 1/30/14

CBS Detroit-Woody the Woodchuck Set to Make Groundhog’s Day Prediction This Sunday, 1/26/14

WXYZ-Woodys Sorry 3/20/13 WHMI 93.5 FM-Woody Admits She Was Wrong As Snow Flies on First Day of Spring-3/20/13 Michigan Radio-Spring? What Spring?-3/20/13 WLNS TV6-Michigan’s Official Groundhog Issues Apology- 3/20/13WLNS TV 6 Lansing – Jackson | Your Local News Leader-2/2013 Apology-3/20/13

Fox News – Woody Breaks Gender Barrier 1/29/2007

Fox News- Phil’s Got Competition 2/2/2007

Punxsutawney Phil ‘predicts’ early spring; marmots in Wisconsin, Michigan, Canada weigh in