November Nature Happenings
- November 12: Full Moon
- November 26: New Moon
- Project Feeder Watch starts and extends until April, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
- Queen bees prepare their winter hibernation spots.
- Watch for native sparrows like Fox Sparrow and American Tree Sparrow.
- Dark-eyed Juncos continue to move to lower elevations.
- Black Bears go into hibernation.
- Chipmunks hibernate.
- Feeders get busier as the month progresses.
- Birds are caching foods, storing a supply for use during short winter days.
- Late-migrating raptors, such as Rough-legged and Red-tailed Hawks, can be seen.
- Open water may become important with an early freeze. Put up heated bird baths for a winter water source.
- Some Canada Geese migrate. Listen and watch for their V-shaped flocks in the sky.
- Witch Hazel is the last plant to bloom this year.
- Bittersweet berries turn orange this month.
- Wasps leave paper nests in search of warmer homes.
- Robins and Cedar Waxwings are feeding on berry-covered trees and shrubs.
- Peak of deer breeding season. Use caution while driving.
Print this page and hang it on your fridge to refer to all month long!
Current Moon Phase