Nature Happenings

  • Project FeederWatch ends this month, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • Offer nesting material such as wool yarn, string cut in short lengths, sheep’s wool and horse/dog hair.
  • Get nectar feeders out and filled by April 15 for early hummingbird migrants.
  • Notorious spring blizzards can blanket the region, making it very difficult for early migrants and early nesters to survive. Bird feeding is very important during these times.
  • Traditionally, the first sightings of Broad-tailed Hummingbird males were on April 15. In recent years, first reports have seen them during the opening days of April. Female Broad-tails will follow in early May.
  • The famed "Swallows of Capistrano" (Cliff Swallows come to Colorado, too!) arrive to start building colonies of mud nests under bridges, in rock cliff faces or below the overhangs and front porch foyers of your homes.
  • Lyrids meteor shower, late-April.
  • Earth Day, April 22.
  • New Moon - April 5
  • Full Moon - April 19