Nature Calendar

 

January
    Armadillos are active on sunny days
February
    Bears give birth to cubs in their dens.
Don't be surprised to see butterflies like Mourning Cloaks out on warm days.
20th Witch Hazel blooms
21st Jonquils begin to bloom and often indicate historic home sites.
March
    White-tailed Deer give birth to fawns
6th White Trout Lilies bloom
17th Bloodroot blooms
19th Violets bloom
22nd Zebra Swallowtail butterflies emerge from chrysalises
27th Dutchman's Breaches bloom
April
    2nd Whip-poor-wills arrive, Fire Pinks bloom, and tom turkeys gobble
5th Ozark Spiderwort blooms
6th Hummingbirds arrive
14th Scarlet Tanagers arrive
25th Red Columbine blooms
27th Western Wall-flower blooms
May
    Diana Fritillary Caterpillars begin to pupate
27th Male Diana Fritillary butterflies emerge from their chrysalises
June
    11th Female Diana Fritillaries emerge
20th Turk's Cap Lily blooms
July
    21th Yellow Fringed Orchid blooms
August
   
September
    Hawk migration peaks around mid-month
Monarch butterfly migration peaks during the last week of the month
October
    12th The last of the hummingbirds leave the mountain
Fall foliage colors peak mid month
November
    Most trees lose their leaves for the winter
Bear enter their dens
December