Nature Happenings

  • Peak month for summer wildflowers to bloom.
  • Month of the spider: their numbers and webs reach their peak this month.
  • Shorebird migration builds and waterfowl migration starts.
  • Squirrels give birth to their second broods.
  • Purple Martins go south (adults by the start of the month, juveniles by the end of the month).
  • Butterflies such as Gulf Fritillary, Ocola Skipper and Queen migrate along the coastal plain and inland in the east of the region.
  • Chimney Swifts can be seen in large flocks over chimneys at dusk.
  • Second brood of hummingbirds begin to appear at feeders early- to mid-month.
  • Perseids Meteor shower is mid-month.