ground hog

Urban living: this marmot takes advantage of a concrete pad for shelter.
Photo KDG

Ground hog day is tomorrow, see its shadow 6 more weeks of winter. Early morning observance is the current custom, if its cloudy it will be an early meteorological spring ( sometime before the Equinox.)
The observance is a cultural type.
On this Day: February 1st 1796

The capital of Upper Canada goes from Newark to York.