Nature Happenings

  • Project FeederWatch continues,
  • Watch for mixed flocks of birds to feed on winter berries, poison ivy and cedar trees.
  • Now through late March is a difficult time for birds; providing food and an open source of water is important.
  • During the first or second week of January, the first returning Purple Martins will be seen along the coast.
  • Squirrel mating season.
  • Woodpeckers are easy to spot on leafless trees.
  • Waterfowl are present on the coast or on deep-water lakes.
  • Coastal states host many wintering hummingbirds that need a reliable source of nectar.
  • During late January or early February, Great Horned Owls will be sitting on their eggs.
  • Bald Eagles begin nesting behavior.
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron nesting begins.
  • Wood Stork colony formation begins.
  • Barred Owl: (January - February) nesting peak (incubation 28-33 days).
  • Aldo Leopold's (Father of Wildlife Conservation) birthday Jan. 11
  • Quadrantid Meteor Shower early in the month. See up to 60 falling meteors per hour!

 Downy Woodpecker

Great Horned Owl Pair

 Barred Owl                                      Squirrel

Aldo Leopold

 A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold