Nature Happenings

  • New Moon:  4/15;  Full Moon:  4/29
  • Project FeederWatch ends this month, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • Plan a trip to Hawk Mountain for Spring Hawkwatch. Peak viewing is mid- to late-April.
  • Pond turtles emerge from hibernation and bask in the sun.
  • Purple Martin adults begin to arrive.
  • Spring wildflowers in peak bloom.
  • White-throated Sparrows begin calling.
  • South winds bring major waves of migrating birds.
  • Dragonflies emerge.
  • Woodcocks continue their “sky dance” courtship flights.
  • Flickers are establishing their territories.
  • Hummingbirds arrive mid-April; be sure to have their feeders ready.
  • American Toads begin calling.
  • Deer begin to grow antlers.
  • Canada Geese are nesting and their first young hatch.
  • Maples, Redbud, Spicebush, Serviceberry and Dogwood in bloom.
  • Lyrids meteor shower, late-April.
  • Earth Day, April 22.