October Nature Happenings
- This is the month to install and repair nest boxes for use next year.
- Waterfowl migration continues to build throughout month.
- Peak of raptor and hawk migration.
- Pine Siskin return to lower elevations and feeders this month.
- Bluebird and other nest boxes need to be cleaned out this month to prepare for winter roosting.
- First juncos and American Tree Sparrows can appear late in the month.
- Sandhill Cranes migrate.
- Remaining hummingbirds will depart this month.
- Beavers are very active in the evenings while caching a winter supply of food.
- Autumn colors peak in October.
- Brown and Brook Trout spawn.
- White-tailed Deer bucks go into rut late in the month.
- Orionids meteor shower is late-October.