March Nature Happenings
- March 9: Full Moon
- March 24: New Moon
- Project FeederWatch continues.
- March 8: Daylight Saving Time begins - Spring forward!
- Meteorological Spring begins March 1.
- March 19 Vernal Equinox, the first day of astronomical Spring
- Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have started arriving on the Gulf Coast. We still have to wait two more months to see them but follow their progress on journeynorth.org.
- Song Sparrows can be seen feeding on the ground.
- Barred Owl and Screech Owl mating seasons.
- Bluebirds become more widespread and begin mating late in month. Make sure bluebird houses are up!
- Courtship activities start for the White-breasted Nuthatch, Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay and Downy Woodpecker.
- Wild Turkeys begin gobbling with males strutting and looking for mates.
- Inspect trees for Gypsy Moths on hardwood trees and remove any that you may find.
- March is a great month for watching waterfowl. A nice pair of binoculars will enhance enjoyment.
- Tree Swallows, Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles return.
- Eastern Chipmunks emerge.
- Bluebird and other nest boxes need to be cleaned out this month.
Print this page and hang it on your fridge to refer to all month long!
Current Moon Phase