• Essex County Groundhog Goes Contrarian

    Essex Ed, the resident groundhog at Essex County’s Turtle Back Zoo, did not see his shadow on Groundhog Day today. That puts him at odds with Punxsutawney Phil, who did. Remember, the lore is that seeing a...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Large Rodents Disagree On Winter

    Here’s the deal, folks. The keepers of a groundhog in Pennsylvania, one Punxsutawney Phil, say he didn’t see his shadow early this morning, so spring is on the way. But a groundhog closer to home, Essex Ed,...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Punxsutawney Phil, Make Room For Essex Ed

    Pennsylvania is our neighboring state, and it’s important to have good neighborly relations. But it never felt right that we had to get our predictions of winter from a rodent who has probably never been to New...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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