Nature Happenings

  • NABA National Butterfly count.
  • Blueberries ripen in early July.
  • First brood of immature hummingbirds begin to show up at nectar feeders early in the month.
  • Look for hummingbirds feeding on Trumpet Creeper and Jewelweed flowers.
  • Except for goldfinches and late bluebirds, bird breeding and nesting season ends this month.
  • Thistle plants begin to seed; goldfinches gather thistledown for nesting material.
  • Yellow Warblers begin to migrate south and are gone by August.
  • Fall migration starts this month with shorebirds.
  • Blackbirds begin to flock together.
  • Listen for the feeding screeches of young Barred and Great Horned Owls.
  • Katydids and Cicadas are in full chorus by mid-month.
  • Fawns begin traveling with adult females.
  • Raccoons, skunks and opossums are digging up and eating turtle eggs.
  • Delta Aquarids Meteor shower peaks in late-July.