July Nature Happenings
- Watch 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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