Nature Happenings

  • New Moon: 11/12; Full Moon:  11/26
  • Project Feeder Watch starts and extends until April, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • Persimmons ripen - delicious when ripe, astringent when unripe.
  • Woodchucks and chipmunks go into hibernation.
  • Bats seek hibernation sites in caves and abandoned mines.
  • Feeders get busier as the month progresses.
  • Beavers are very active in the evenings while caching a winter supply of food.
  • Waterfowl migration peaks this month.
  • Peak of deer breeding season. Use caution while driving.
  • Witch Hazel is the last plant to bloom this year.
  • Open water is important if there's an early freeze. Put out heated bird baths for a winter water source.
  • Look for uncommon visitors to your feeders such as Pine Siskin and Red-breasted Nuthatches.
  • Leonid meteor shower is mid-month.