January Nature Happenings

• Project FeederWatch continues

• Opossums begin breeding (peak is in February).

• Raccoons and squirrels begin their breeding seasons.

• January is a great month to watch wintering Bald Eagles.

• Cedar Waxwings can be seen traveling in large flocks.

• Now through late March is a difficult time for birds; providing food and an open source of water is important.

• Cardinals flocking; they're usually the first and last birds to be seen at feeders.

• Listen for Great Horned Owls' "hoot" as they pair up for mating season. During late January or early February, Great Horned Owls will be sitting on their eggs.

• White-tailed Deer bucks are shedding their antlers, marking the end of breeding season.

• Quadrantid Meteor Shower early in the month. See up to 60 falling meteors per hour!