007 – Marmot Day

Hello Alaska
Hello Alaska
007 - Marmot Day

marmot day

Happy Marmot Day! In this episode we explore the origins of Marmot Day, debunk the no-groundhog myth and visit with naturalist and part-time bowler, Jen Karnik.

Show Notes

Senate Bill 58: An Act establishing February 2nd of each year as Marmot Day.


Yes, Virginia, there are groundhogs in Alaska. Tim Mowry’s 2010 report from Fairbanks, groundhog capitol of Alaska.

Fairbanks Representative Scott Kawasaki shares his own Groundhog Day observation: