Nature Happenings

  • Flocks of nighthawks can be seen late in the month.
  • Turtle eggs hatch.
  • Fall warbler migration begins.
  • It's a good time to plant grass seed because germination is better in the fall due to warm soil and reduced weed problems.
  • Newly-planted trees over 6' should be staked to prevent top from bending in harsh winter. Pine bark mulch also helps protect roots.
  • American Goldfinches finish nesting late this month.
  • Mark open garden spots with rocks to help place new flowering bulbs.
  • Phlox, Asters and Goldenrod begin to bloom in August and last until September.
  • Most Chimney Swifts and Purple Martins are gone by end of month.
  • Perseids Meteor shower is mid-month.

 

  • August 1st:  New Moon
  • August 15th:  Full Moon
  • August 30th:  New Moon