Nature Happenings

  • Great Backyard Bird Count, mid-month, www.birdsource.org/gbbc
  • Project FeederWatch continues, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • February is National Bird Feeding Month
  • Squirrels and Red Fox mating seasons.
  • In the north, Black Bear cubs are being born.
  • Horned Larks are migrating.
  • Snow Buntings can be seen in open fields and on roads.
  • Cardinals are singing "what cheer, cheer, cheer."
  • Chickadees are courting and singing their "phoebe" call.
  • Great Horned Owls are nesting and incubating their eggs.
  • Striped skunk mating season.
  • Goldfinches are molting into their brighter, mating plumage.
  • Cedar Waxwings can be seen eating the remaining Crabapples, Bittersweet and Mountain Ash berries.