Nature Happenings

  • Great Backyard Bird Count, February 14-17, click here for more information.
  • Project FeederWatch continues, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • February is National Bird Feeding Month
  • Mating season begins for Barred, Great Horned, Screech and Saw-whet Owls; listen for them calling.
  • Great Horned Owls are nesting by the end of the month.
  • Coyotes pair up and breed this month and into March.
  • Listen for the Black-capped Chickadee mating call.
  • Maple syrup sugaring season begins.
  • Male Red-winged Blackbirds return. Females will return in March.
  • Witch Hazel can bloom this month.
  • Skunk Cabbage is the first flower of the year to bloom.
  • As days lengthen, Tufted Titmice and cardinals begin to sing.
  • Eastern Gray Squirrel mating season.
  • Bluebird and other nest boxes need to be cleaned out this month.