November Nature Happenings

Dee Dee

  • 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!

 

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