Nature Happenings

  • Great Backyard Bird Count, mid-month,

  • Project FeederWatch continues,

  • February is National Bird Feeding Month

  • Look for early-returning Ruby-throated Hummingbirds during the last week of February.

  • Eastern Cottontail mating season.

  • American Woodcocks are doing courtship flights.

  • American Robin spring migration begins in late February.

  • As days lengthen, Tufted Titmice and cardinals begin to sing.

  • Sandhill Cranes can be seen migrating north in late February.

  • Hibernating butterflies (Mourning Cloak, Comma) emerge on warm days.

  • Have houses ready for mature Purple Martins that will return by end of the month.

  • Smith's Longspurs will be on their way back to the Arctic by the end of the month.

  • Bluebird and other nest boxes need to be cleaned out this month.

 Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Hummingbird Window Feeder

 Eastern Cottontail

 American Woodcock

 Tufted Titmouse singing

 Cardinal Singing

 Eastern Comma Butterfly

 Mourning Cloak Butterfly

 Purple Martin 

 Smith's Longspur