Nature Happenings in May.

  • Big Brown Bats might be seen swooping at dusk to eat flying insects.
  • Fishing season begins in earnest with Rainbow and Green-Backed Cutthroat Trout filling lakes and rivers.
  • Grayling can also be seen jumping out of the water to catch hatching mosquitoes.
  • The average temperature is 54.6° F and it's our third wettest month at 2.39 inches of precipitation.
  • Dawn Chorus: It's a most delightful avian chorus as males sing their finest to start the nesting cycle.
  • Orioles arrive to build beautiful woven grass nests in colonies in deciduous trees.
  • Male Western Tanagers arrive and are often seen traveling in pairs.
  • Warblers, kingbirds, mockingbirds, catbirds, swifts delay their arrival until abundant flying insects are available.
  • Spotted Towhees will sing from dawn to dusk in search of a mate.
  • Green-tailed Towhees share the same habitat as Spotted Towhees.
  • International Migratory Bird Day is mid-May.
  • Full Flower Moon - May 16th
  • New Moon - May 30th