Nature Happenings

  • Project Feeder Watch starts and extends until April, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • An average of 10% of our rainfall falls in November.
  • Temperatures can be cold this month with a freeze possible.
  • Fall color is at its peak.
  • Clean up those fallen leaves and dead fruit as they can harbor insect eggs and fungus spores over the winter.
  • Deer are trying to eat as many acorns as possible to fatten-up before winter.
  • Feeders get busier as the month progresses.
  • Waterfowl migration peaks this month.
  • Open water is important if there's an early freeze. Put up heated bird baths for a winter water source.
  • Northern Flicker numbers are increasing. Put out a roosting box to prevent them from pecking on your house.
  • Birds begin to flock.
  • Bushtits come in large groups to suet feeders.
  • Leonid meteor shower is mid-month.