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Hello Spring!

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Mar 192020
 

The Vernal Equinox (first day of spring) will occur tonight, March 19, at 11:49 p.m. when the sun will then be directly over a specific point on the Earth’s equator moving northward.

For those familiar with the vernal equinox, it most often falls on March 20, but this year is different, thanks to the leap year that we observed in the year 2000

This is the earliest that the vernal equinox will occur across the contiguous United States in 124 years. There are two specific reasons for this variation of the date: leap years and daylight saving time, according to space.com.

 

Beardsley Bart The Prognosticating Prairie Dog Makes His Prediction

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Feb 022017
 

Who needs Punxsutawney Phil when you have ‘Beardsley Bart?’ Beardsley Bart, Connecticut’s own Prognosticating Prairie Dog, came out early this morning to share his weather forecast with a small gathering of friends. Bart’s closest confidante, Gregg Dancho, director of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, served as his interpreter, along with Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim.

“Beardsley Bart is a very early riser and when he came out this morning, he confirmed that he did not see his shadow,” explained Dancho. “He’s happy to report spring is just around the corner and he looks forward to all his friends coming to visit him soon.”

Mayor Ganim added, “According to Beardsley Bart, spring is coming to Bridgeport, and spring is coming everywhere.” He emphasized that Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is everyone’s zoo. “It’s a great place and it’s the only zoo in the state. We need everyone to come and enjoy it,” he said.

NOTE: Punxsutawney Phil  ‘predicted’ six more weeks of winter, while Connecticut Groundhog Chuckles and Bart both predicted an early spring. — we’re with the local critters.