August Nature Happenings

Dee Dee

  • August 15: Full Moon
  • August 30: New Moon
  • View the Current Moon Phase below.
  • Breeding activity continues for American Goldfinches and Cedar Waxwings.
  • Hummingbird activity at birdfeeders peaks in August. It can be a busy time at hummingbird feeders so keep them clean and the nectar fresh.
  • August is the last full month to enjoy hummingbirds before they migrate in September.
  • Turtle eggs hatch.
  • Fall warbler migration begins.
  • Flocks of nighthawks can be seen late in the month.
  • It's a good time to plant grass seed - germination is better in the fall due to warm soil and reduced weed problems.
  • Newly-planted trees over 6' should be staked to prevent top from bending in harsh winter. Pine bark mulch also helps protect roots.
  • American Goldfinches finish nesting late this month. Watch for the wing quiver and listen for the begging calls of the young birds.
  • Mark open garden spots with rocks to help place new flowering bulbs.
  • Phlox, Asters and Goldenrod begin to bloom in August and last until September.
  • Most Chimney Swifts and Purple Martins are gone by end of month.
  • Perseids Meteor shower occurs mid-month.

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


Current Moon Phase