My brother Mike mentioned in a recent blog that Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog, saw his shadow in early February, “predicting” we’ll have six more weeks of winter.

Will you please help us #FindPhil? We need to speak with him.

He claims, you see, omniscient powers to predict winter, but according to our research (and the help of Weather Underground), he has a measly 39 percent accuracy since the first Groundhog Day in 1887.

We feel all of us could do a better job than him if we flipped a coin. So, we’re going to personally ask Phil to flip a coin instead of looking for his shadow.

But first, we need your help to #FindPhil

Starting today, you can find Phil hiding somewhere on our website. Where could he be? Take a look, and if you #FindPhil on our website, you could win an Ember smart ceramic mug, awarded Time Magazine’s “Best Inventions of 2017.”

If you want to help #FindPhil and win that awesome Ember mug, please follow these rules and regulations:

1. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram. If you already follow us, then great, you’re all set with this first criteria.

2. Take a screenshot or photo to prove you found Phil.

Screenshot or take a clear photo where you #FindPhil on our website.

3. Post the screenshot with hashtags.

Post the screenshot or photo with these hashtags: #FindPhil#NewVista

Family members or relatives of any New Vista employee cannot participate in the contest. (Sorry, Mom, but you already follow us everywhere on social media.)

The winner who meets the criteria above and has the earliest social post time stamp (all times Eastern) will win the Ember smart mug. Good luck! Now #FindPhil.

Mike Supler is co-owner and president of New Vista Enterprises. Founded in 2000, New Vista designs, installs and maintains breathtaking outdoor environments for clients throughout Northeast Ohio. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Landscape Horticulture. Connect with Mike via LinkedIn.

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