August Nature Happenings
- 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