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Holtsville Hal meets the public on Feb. 2, (Credit: James Carbone)

Holtsville Hal meets the public on Feb. 2, 2012. He is expected to come out of his lair this coming Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, to make another prognostication on how much longer winter will last.

Holtsville Wildlife & Ecology Center

The Town of Brookhaven Ecology Site, Park & Animal Preserve in Holstvile includes a triple pool complex, exercise-trail fitness course, nature preserve and ecology center that features buffalo, bobcats, eagles, ecology exhibits and tours, free compost, greenhouses and a picnic area.

Entrance to The Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and
(Credit: James Carbone)

Entrance to The Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center in Holtsville. (Jan. 19, 2012)

Timothy Hahn, age 27 of Patchogue, and Meghan
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Timothy Hahn, age 27 of Patchogue, and Meghan McLoughlin, age 27 of Medford, visit the The Holtsville Zoo at the Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center, which is threaten by budget cuts. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Budget cuts threaten The Holtsville Zoo at the
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Budget cuts threaten The Holtsville Zoo at the Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center, Holtsville.(Sept. 20, 2012)

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Head to the playground and then the petting
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Head to the playground and then the petting zoo at Holtsville Park, Ecological Site and Wildlife Center There's so much to do at the Holtsville Park, Ecology Site and Wildlife Center in Holtsville, from a large playground and biking paths to an outdoor pool and petting zoo; free; 631-758-9664.

The Brookhaven Ecology Center & Animal Preserve in
(Credit: Newsday/Kaitlynn Mannino)

The Brookhaven Ecology Center & Animal Preserve in Holtsville features a free zoo, walking paths and a playground. (249 Buckley Road, Holtsville; 631-758-9664; brookhaven.org/Departments/HighwayDepartment/WildlifeEcologyCenter.aspx)

Holtsville Hal comes out on Groundhog Day at
(Credit: James Carbone)

Holtsville Hal comes out on Groundhog Day at the Wildlife Education and Ecology Center at Holtsville to proclaim he didn't see his shadow, an indicator of an early spring. (Feb. 2, 2012)

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