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
  • Black Bear cubs are born at the beginning of the month.
  • Time to put up a bird house or clean your existing ones.
  • Squirrel mating season.
  • Lowest precipitation month of the year.
  • Red-shafted Northern Flickers, our largest woodpecker, begin drilling holes for spring nesting. Put up a "flicker" specific nest box.
  • Bluebirds are searching for nesting cavities or nest boxes. Insects and berries can be scarce; offer mealworms, dried fruit, sunflower chips and more.
  • Owls are the earliest nesters after beginning courtship in December and January. Listen for their nightly courtship serenades.
  • Bobcat mating season.