March Nature Happenings
- Project Feeder Watch continues. Ends in early April.
- March 13: New Moon
- March 28: Full Moon
- Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have started arriving on the Gulf Coast. We still have to wait two more months to see them but follow their progress on Journey North.
- 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. Make sure bluebird houses are up!
- 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.
- Inspect trees for Gypsy Moths on hardwood trees and remove any that you may find.
- March is a great month for watching waterfowl. A nice pair of binoculars will enhance enjoyment.
- Tree Swallows, Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles return.
- Eastern Chipmunks emerge.
- March 14 Daylight Saving Time begins - Spring forward!
- March 20 Vernal Equinox, the first day of Spring
- As days lengthen, Tufted Titmice and cardinals begin to sing.
- Eastern Gray Squirrel mating season continues.
- Bluebird and other nest boxes need to be cleaned out early this month.
Print this page and hang it on your fridge to refer to all month long!
Current Moon Phase