JULY Nature Happenings

Nature Happenings

  • NABA National Butterfly count.
  • Butterfly Weed is in bloom.
  • Look for Monarch caterpillars on milkweed foliage.
  • Queen Anne's Lace blooming.
  • American Goldfinches are our last birds to nest, waiting for mature thistle plants to provide nesting material and food for their young.
  • Keep finch feeders full of fresh Nyjer® (commonly referred to as thistle) seed.
  • Robins have finished nesting, but will readily visit yards in search of worms and berries.
  • Plant berry-producing shrubs or offer cherries, cranberries, raisins, grapes, or blueberries to help robins feed their young.
  • Look for hummingbirds feeding on Trumpet Creeper, Columbine and Penstemon.
  • Mallards and Wood Ducks molt into their "eclipse" plumage and are unable to fly for several weeks.
  • First brood of immature hummingbirds begin to show up at nectar feeders later in the month.
  • Delta Aquarids Meteor shower peaks in late-July.