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Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 02/02/2012

A groundhog for the District; Capital Bikeshare expands

D.C. politicians and groundhog committee members, from left to right, ANC Commissioner Mike Silverstein, Dupont Festival Board member Andy Klingenstein,Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans and ANC Commissioner Kevin O'Connor lean over to hear the groundhog's prediction. A stuffed groundhog, "Potomac Phil", predicted six more weeks of winter during Washington D.C.'s first annual groundhog day celebration in Dupont Circle. (Sarah L. Voisin - THE WASHINGTON POST)
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Potomac Phil, the District’s own groundhog made his debut in Dupont Cirlce this morning. Like his counterpart in Punxsutawney , he also predicted six more weeks of winter. (DCist)

The District’s popular Capital Bikeshare program has expanded into the suburbs of Arlington and Rockville. (Washington Post)

Illegal dumping of trash is getting to be a big problem in the oak forests along Accotink Creek in Fairfax County. (Annandale VA blog)

Baseball America, widely considered the “bible for prospects” ranks the Nationals farm system as the best in the major league; however, there’s a caveat. (Nats Blog)

By Andy Smith  |  11:58 AM ET, 02/02/2012

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