April Nature Happenings

  • Project FeederWatch ends this month, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • Apr 1 - May 15: Spring Hawk Watches continue.
    Peak viewing is mid-to-late April. Join in the fun! Ask us where.
  • April: Project FeederWatch ends this month
  • April 5: New Moon; April 19: Full (PINK) Moon
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 22 - 23: Lyrids meteor shower
  • April 22 - 26: National Environmental Education Week
  • April 26: Arbor Day
  • Pond turtles emerge from hibernation and bask in the sun
  • Purple Martin adults begin to arrive April 9th, Broad-winged Hawks also
  • Spring wildflowers in peak bloom: Trout Lily (Adder's Tongue), Trillium
  • White-throated Sparrows and Juncos begin calling
  • South winds bring major waves of migrating birds
  • Dragonflies emerge; American Toads begin calling
  • Woodcocks continue their “sky dance” courtship flights
  • Flickers are establishing their territories
  • Hummingbirds and Orioles arrive after the 24th; have their feeders ready
    Nectar: 4 water/1 sugar
  • House wrens looking for nest boxes; warblers start arriving
  • Deer begin to grow antlers
  • Canada Geese are nesting: first young hatch
  • Maples, Redbud, Spicebush, Serviceberry and Dogwood in bloom
  • Enjoy the sights & sounds of Spring!