Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania - the home of Phil the Ground Hog, and in the news every Feb.2...... My husband and I went here in 2002 to celebrate Ground Hogs Day! What a great time we had with lots of awesome memories!
Groundhog Day is the only major traditional U.S. celebration that is about weather. That's why this sign in Punxsutawney Phil's town asserts that this little hamlet in western PA is "the weather capital of the world." In my 5-page article I introduce Groundhog Day and groundhog control in the garden. I also explain the meaning behind this outrageous celebration: http://landscaping.about.com/cs/pestcontrol/a/groundhog_day.htm (sign from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, home of the Groundhog).
All of the US looks to Punxsutawney Phil to forecast their spring weather on February 2nd every year. Your family doesn't have to wait until winter to visit central Pennsylvania, learn about weather and forecasting, and say "hi" to the famous groundhog. Read all about visiting Punxsutawney and the surrounding area with kids at Trekaroo.
Groundhog co-handler Ron PLOUCHA holds PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL in front of a record crowd estimated at 35,000 after PHIL's annual weather PREDICTION on Gobbler's Knob in PUNXSUTAWNEY, PENNSYLVANIA on February 2, 2013.