Nature Happenings

  • New Moon:  8/15;  Full Moon:  8/30
  • Fall raptor migration begins; watch for American Kestrels, Ospreys and Bald Eagles.
  • Month of the spider - their numbers and webs peak.
  • Peak month for summer wildflowers to bloom.
  • Flocks of nighthawks can be seen late in the month.
  • Shorebird migration builds and waterfowl migration starts.
  • Monarch Butterfly migration begins.
  • Early warblers (Cape May, Tennessee, Magnolia, Blackburnian) migrate through the area.
  • Squirrels give birth to their second brood.
  • Deer are shedding the velvet off their antlers.
  • Chimney Swifts can be seen in large flocks over chimneys at dusk.
  • American Goldfinches finish nesting late this month.
  • Second brood of hummingbirds begin to appear at feeders early- to mid-month.