August Nature Happenings

Average temperature: 67.6°F, Average precipitation: 3.48"

Watch for Common Nighthawks hunting over open ground for flying insects in the late afternoon light.

Hummingbirds are active at feeders and at flowers, sourcing protein from spiders and insects and sipping nectar for sugars.

Male hummingbirds start their southbound migration this month, averaging 20 miles a day to wintering grounds in Central America and Mexico. Females head south later and juveniles will stay around until early October.

Many of our summer visitors have finished their nesting cycle and will begin their migration south.

Male Black-headed Grosbeaks will disappear from the landscape as they begin their southern migration; females and juveniles will follow in the coming weeks.

Bullock's Orioles, our summer visitors that love to chatter notes high and low, will begin to migrate south.

Perseids Meteor shower is mid-month.

New Moon - August 27th

Full Moon - August 11st