Nature Happenings

  • New Moon:  May 7; Full Moon:  May 22
  • Young rabbits, Gray Squirrels and other small mammals are leaving their nests - Drive carefully.
  • Monarch Butterflies have arrived and are laying eggs on milkweed plants.
  • Peak of warbler migration happens early in month.
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Nighthawks, Wood Thrushes, Veerys and Chimney Swifts return.
  • Sub-adult Purple Martins return to establish new colonies early in month.
  • Peak of bird courtship. Listen for the morning chorus.
  • Orioles return and begin nesting.
  • Chickadees and titmice become scarce at feeders as they nest and raise their young.
  • World Migratory Bird Day is May 9th.