September Nature Happenings

  • Dee Dee

    Baltimore Orioles, Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers, Chipping Sparrows, and Indigo Buntings depart.

  • Fall Warbler migration peaks this month.

  • Asters and goldenrods still in bloom.

  • Continue to listen and watch for fledgling American Goldfinches.

  • Hawk migration peaks this month. Watch for Broad-winged and Sharp-shinned Hawks migrate south along ridges.

  • Moose mating season, now through October.

  • First killing frost could occur this month.

  • Peak Monarch butterfly migration.

  • Watch for Green Darner Dragonflies migrating south.

  • Look for Wooley Bear caterpillars moving across sunwarmed pavement.

  • Autumnal Equinox and Harvest moon occur this month.

  • First Juncos and White-throated Sparrows can appear at lower elevations by the end of this month.

  • American Goldfinches undergo their molt into winter plumage.

  • Most hummingbirds depart by the end of month.

  • Bucks polishing antlers - look for buck rubsWild cherries, elderberries, wild grapes and dogwood berries are ripe.

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

 

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