Nature Happenings

  • Great Backyard Bird Count, mid-month, www.birdsource.org/gbbc
  • Project FeederWatch continues, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • February is National Bird Feeding Month
  • Unfrozen, fresh water ensures survival; keep heated bird baths plugged in.
  • Red-shafted Northern Flickers, our largest woodpecker, begin drilling holes for spring nesting.
  • Put up a "flicker" specific nest box to provide a much-needed nesting habitat and to deter them from entering your attic.
  • Bluebirds are searching for nesting cavities or nest boxes. Insects and berries can be scarce; offer mealworms, dried fruit, sunflower chips and more.
  • English House Sparrows and House Finches begin early nesting activity.
  • New Moon - February 4
  • Full Moon - February 19