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Ground Owl Day

Join us each February 2nd for Ground Owl Day; Cape Coral's unique take on Groundhog Day! Will the burrowing owl see its shadow?

February 2, 2025

10am – 11:30am at Pelican Baseball Complex

4128 Pelican Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33914


Join the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife and Cape Coral Parks & Recreation to celebrate Cape Coral’s official city bird, and find how much “winter weather” is left this year!

Find out if Athene the burrowing owl will see its shadow or not. If so, we are in store for six more weeks of winter!

Athene will let Mayor Gunter know, and the Mayor will then declare Athene’s findings to the people.

We will have special t-shirts available at this event, as well as the press and hopefully additional City council members present. The event is also being advertised through our partnership with the Lee County Tourism Bureau.

Pelican Baseball Complex