March Nature Happenings

Dee Dee

  • March 9: Full Moon
  • March 24: New Moon
  • Project FeederWatch continues.
  • March 8: Daylight Saving Time begins - Spring forward!
  • Meteorological Spring begins March 1.
  • March 19 Vernal Equinox, the first day of astronomical Spring
  • 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 journeynorth.org.
  • 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.
  • Bluebird and other nest boxes need to be cleaned out this month.

Print this page and hang it on your fridge to refer to all month long!

 

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