Groundhog Girl Power!

Harley the groundhog will be taking a break in her long winter’s nap this Friday to join us at the Pittsfield Branch for a Groundhog Gathering. Harley is one of a pair of female groundhogs at the Howell Nature Center. While Harley spends the day making diplomatic visits, her best friend Woody has an important job closer to home—she’ll be predicting the weather from her habitat at the center. According to an article in the Detroit Free Press, Woody is almost never wrong—she’s correctly predicted the spring weather six of her eight years. For a further celebration of groundhog girl power, the Downtown Storytime at 11am this Tuesday will feature Punxsutawney Phyllis, the tale of a female groundhog determined to succeed, despite her gender.