July Nature Happenings

  • Dee DeeWatch for the fledglings of many of our favorite feeder birds: woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice, cardinals, juncos, and jays.
  • Breeding activity begins for American Goldfinches.
  • Joe-Pye Weed, Canada Lily, bee-balm, coneflower, Daylilies and Black-eyed Susan are in bloom.
  • Blueberry and raspberry picking season starts mid-month.
  • Fireflies become abundant this month.
  • Katydids start calling late in the month.
  • Praying Mantis begin appearing in the yard.
  • Thistle plants begin to seed; goldfinches gather thistledown for nesting material.
  • Mallards and Wood Ducks molt into “eclipse” plumage and are unable to fly for several weeks.
  • Blackbirds begin to flock and appear at feeders.
  • You'll see female hummingbirds less as they alone tend to the nest.
  • Listen for the feeding screeches of young Barred and Great Horned Owls.
  • Fawns begin traveling with adult females.
  • Butterfly milkweed in bloom – look for Monarch butterfly adults, eggs and larva.
  • Delta Aquarids Meteor shower peaks in late-July.

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

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