Nature Happenings

Happy start of Spring! This year, 2019, the vernal equinox is on March 20th!

  • Project FeederWatch continues, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • Song Sparrows can be seen feeding on the ground.
  • Barred Owl and Screech Owl mating seasons.
  • Bluebirds become more widespread and begin mating late in month.
  • Courtship activities start for the White-breasted Nuthatch, Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay and Downy Woodpecker.
  • Wild Turkeys begin gobbling with males strutting and looking for mates.
  • Western conifer seed bugs and ladybugs emerge and can appear in homes.
  • Phoebes and Fox Sparrows begin to arrive.
  • Inspect trees for Gypsy Moths on hardwood trees and remove any that you may find.
  • March is a great month for watching waterfowl.
  • Tree Swallows, female Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles return.