Nature Happenings

  • Wild Turkeys can be seen with their young.
  • Purple Martins and other swallows begin congregating at staging grounds before heading south.
  • Purple Martin southward migration is completed by end of month.
  • Orioles are gone by the end of the month.
  • Male Little and Big Brown Bats start to spend part of the night in winter hibernation sites in early August.
  • Eastern Monarch Butterflies lay eggs.
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbirds migrate through Southern Ontario through mid-August.
  • Flocks of nighthawks can be seen late in the month.
  • Shorebird migration builds and waterfowl migration starts.
  • Early warblers (Cape May, Tennessee, Magnolia, Blackburnian) migrate through the area.
  • Broad-winged Hawk migration starts.
  • American Goldfinches finish nesting late this month.
  • Perseids Meteor shower continues until August 24 and is expected to peak the night of August 12-13 .

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