It’s official: Queen Charlotte declares an early spring

Discovery Place Nature’s furry forecaster delivers warm weather prediction to Charlotte region

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CHARLOTTE – There’s barely been a winter so far this year in Charlotte, but is one still on the way? Discovery Place Nature’s resident groundhog was up early on Groundhog Day to make her prediction.

At a special media event held at 7 a.m. on February 2, Queen Charlotte made it known that she expects the region to roll right into an early arrival of spring.

To make her prediction, Her Royal Highness selected from two different bowls of treats, each representing a different weather fate. This year, Queen Charlotte took her time choosing which bowl she’d settle on, ultimately choosing an early spring without too much hesitation.

Following the prediction, from noon to 5 p.m., the Museum held a special Groundhog Day celebration focused on how Queen Charlotte and other North Carolina critters cope with the cold.

Check out this Discovery Place Nature blog to learn more about how Queen Charlotte gears up for her big day each year.