Nature Happenings

  • Project FeederWatch continues, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • Black Bear cubs are born beginning in late January.
  • Red and Gray Foxes begin their breeding season and continue into February.
  • Now through late March is a difficult time for birds; providing food and an open source of water is important.
  • Raccoon mating season.
  • Look for Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers at suet feeders and in trees.
  • Stoneflies emerge on tree trunks and stones by open water.
  • Watch for Honeybee “cleansing” flights during January thaw.
  • Start planning your butterfly and bird gardens this month.
  • Listen for Great Horned Owls' "hoot" as they pair up for mating season.
  • White-tailed Deer bucks are shedding their antlers.
  • Late in the month, as days lengthen, Tufted Titmice and cardinals begin to sing.
  • Aldo Leopold's (Father of Wildlife Conservation) birthday Jan. 11
  • Quadrantid Meteor Shower early in the month. See up to 60 falling meteors per hour!
  • European Starlings may start returning to feeders.
  • Baltimore Orioles are still in the area. Keep feeding them jelly and oranges!
  • Winter Wildlife Festival January 25-27 at the Princess Anne Recreation Center