Nature Happenings

  • Project Feeder Watch starts and extends until April, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • Average temperature: 36.2°F, Average precipitation: 0.52"
  • The onset of winter snow and cold in the higher elevations can often bring “irruptions” of mountain species into the valley and plains.
  • Steller's Jays, the beautiful black crested jay of the mountain forests, may relocate to lower altitudes.
  • The local Blue Jays and Western Scrub-Jays will squawk their resentment of the Steller's, as they all search for high-energy nuts and oil seeds.
  • Pinon Jays, normally found exclusively in the southern pinon/juniper lands, may move further north in search of winter food.
  • Pine Siskins may move in large numbers to lower regions, and will socially join flocks of American Goldfinches to visit finch feeders.
  • Leonid meteor shower is mid-month.
  • Full Moon - November 12
  • New Moon - November 26