December Nature Happenings

  • Project FeederWatch continues, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • Christmas Bird Count is this month, www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count
  • December is our second snowiest month, though dreams of a White Christmas are a 1 in 20 shot.
  • Keep water open for birds with a birdbath and heater.
  • Great Horned Owls are pairing up this month – listen for their "who" calls.
  • This is a great time to teach chickadees and titmice to feed on your hand
  • Decorate a tree for the birds. Pick a tree in the yard and decorate it with edible ornaments for your feathered friends.
  • Meadow Voles and Deer Mice disappear into tunnels under a blanket of snow.
  • Geminid Meteor Shower is mid-month.
  • New Moon - December 4th
  • Full Moon - December 18th