February 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!
  • Mating season begins for Barred, Great Horned, Screech and Saw-whet Owls; listen for them calling.
  • Great Horned Owls are nesting by the end of the month.
  • Coyotes pair up and breed this month and into March.
  • It is also Eastern Gray Squirrel mating season.
  • Listen for the Black-capped Chickadee mating call.
  • Maple syrup sugaring season begins.
  • Male Red-winged Blackbirds begin to return. Females will begin to return in March.
  • Witch Hazel can bloom this month.
  • Skunk Cabbage is the first flower of the year to bloom.
  • As days lengthen, Tufted Titmice and cardinals begin to sing.
  • REMINDER: Bluebird and other nest boxes need to be cleaned out this month.