Nature Happenings: January

  • Project FeederWatch continues, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • Squirrel mating season.
  • Now through late March is a difficult time for birds; providing food and an open source of water is important.
  • Listen for Great Horned Owls' "hoot" as they pair up for mating season.
  • During late January or early February, Great Horned Owls will be sitting on their eggs.
  • Woodpeckers are easy to spot on leafless trees
  • Watch for mixed flocks of birds to feed on winter berries, poison ivy and cedar trees.
  • Waterfowl are present on deep-water lakes.
  • Start planning your butterfly and bird gardens this month.
  • Skunk Cabbage is the first flower of the year to bloom.
  • Work on learning bird songs with a CD, iPod or MP3.
  • Aldo Leopold's (Father of Wildlife Conservation) birthday Jan. 11
  • Quadrantid Meteor Shower early in the month. See up to 60 falling meteors per hour!