Nature Happenings

  • Project FeederWatch ends this month, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • American Tree Sparrows depart; Chipping Sparrows arrive.
  • Courtship activities begin for Black-capped Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, Mourning Doves and Chipping Sparrows.
  • Hooded Mergansers, Gray Catbirds, Barn Swallows, Eastern Phoebe, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Hermit Thrushes and loons return.
  • Black Cherry in bloom.
  • Adult deer ticks become active in early April.
  • Skunks are digging for grubs.
  • Coyote pups are born between now and May.
  • Towhees, thrashers, wrens, Barn Swallows, Chimney Swifts return this month.
  • Wood Ducks are nesting.
  • Flowering Dogwoods and Daffodils begin blooming.
  • Rhododendron bushes begin blooming in early April.
  • Shadbush blooms this month.
  • Black Bears emerge from their dens.
  • Lyrids meteor shower, late-April.
  • Earth Day, April 22.
  • New Moon, April 5th
  • Full Moon, April 19th