Nature Happenings in July
NABA National Butterfly count.
Hummingbird Moths, often mistaken for “baby humming
birds," show up at plants.
Highbush Cranberry and Viburnum start producing fruit and
will continue until December.
First brood of immature hummingbirds begin to show up at
nectar feeders early in the month.
Cicadas start calling early in the month.
Thistle plants begin to seed; goldfinches gather thistledown
for nesting material.
Mallards and Wood Ducks molt into "eclipse" plumage and
are unable to fly for several weeks.
Fall migration starts this month with returning shorebirds.
Blackbirds begin to flock and appear at feeders.
Listen for the feeding screeches of young Barred and Great
Look for hummingbirds feeding on Trumpet Creeper and Jewelweed flowers.
Delta Aquarids Meteor shower peaks in late-July.