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Dennis Walsh, a volunteer from Swanton, left, and Layla Rodgers, 6, of Sylvania Township make a groundhog related craft. At right is Layla's mother, Amanda Saldivar.

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Jennifer Christensen, Metroparks program production specialist, left, and Jennifer Elsworth, historic programs supervisor, leads the group in singing about the groundhog.

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Jennifer Christensen, Metroparks program production specialist, hands out the words to a song about the groundhog.

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Matt Selmek, carrying his granddaughter Naomi Barton, 2, both of Toledo, look at a Sycamore pointed out by volunteer Matt Rotondo, of Sylvania, right.

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Volunteer Marv Rotondo of Sylvania with a group from Oh! Groundhog! on a nature walk looking for Wildwood Willie.

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Karen Mitchell, a volunteer from Sylvania, talks about the small buds on branches that are appearing on trees, to Sarah Martin, left, and Larry Martin, of Temperance, Mich.

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Alyssa Heyerly, 12, of Delta, helps her brother Joshua Heyerly, 4, to get ready for the walk in search of Wildwood Willie, the local groundhog.

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Samuel Heyerly, 6, of Delta, left, is cheered by Lauren McCafferty after he tosses the groundhog into the burrow, one of several games available to the children. McCafferty is a program production specialist for the Toledo Metroparks.

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Willie Wildwood at the Window on Wildlife at the preserve.

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People at the Oh! Groundhog! event.

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Christie Smith, left, and her dad Nick Smith, both of Toledo, during a song about a groundhog.

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Cade Schmidt, 13, left, helps blindfold Julius Vasquez, 11, both of Toledo, as they play "pin the shadow on the groundhog."

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