Nature Happenings


  • Project FeederWatch ends this month,
  • Hummingbirds arrive; be sure to have their feeders ready.
  • Robins typically nest April through July and can bear 2-3 broods in a season. The female does most of the nest building. Put out a pan of mud and nesting materials and watch her collect materials to make her nest.
  • Watch for Red-headed Woodpeckers around mid-April.
  • Northern Mockingbirds, Lark Sparrows, Green Herons, swallows and kingbirds return from winter habitats.
  • Eastern Towhee’s return to scratch around under bird feeders. They can be heard and seen dashing in and out of low brushy thickets, but prefer to sing from higher and more open perches.
  • Woodcocks continue their “sky dance” courtship flights.
  • Flickers are establishing their territories.
  • Watch for Ruby-throated Hummingbirds toward the end of the month.
  • Lyrids meteor shower, late-April.
  • Earth Day, April 22.