Nature Happenings

  • June 3rd - New Moon
  • June 17th - Full Moon

 

  • June 1st - American Hiking Society's National Trails Day
  • June 21st - Summer solstice - the sun is at its highest point in the sky.  It's the longest day of the year and the first day of summer. 

 

  • June is Perennial Garden Month & National Rivers Month
  • Wild Turkey broods appear.
  • Female turtles are depositing their eggs into nests on dry land now and into early July.
  • Black Bear mating season mid-June to mid-July.
  • Sulpher Butterflies are emerging.
  • Canada Goose molting period begins mid-June; they cannot fly during this time.
  • Water perennial gardens for longer time and less often to force roots to grow down.
  • Bird migration is finished. Birds that are here now are summer residents that nest.
  • As the month progresses, feeders can become busy with visiting parents and fledglings.
  • White-tailed Deer fawns continue to be born this month.
  • Begin to deadhead perennials to help them bloom again.
  • Egg laying begins for Baltimore Orioles, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.
  • Bats are active at night.