Nature Happenings

  • Nov. 4: Daylight Savings Time ends so "fall back"
  • Nov. 7: New Moon; Nov. 22: Full Moon for Thanksgiving
  • Nov. 12: Project Feeder Watch starts and extends until April, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • Nov. 17-19: Leonid meteor shower peaks.
  • Warblers have gone south for the winter.
  • Find American Tree Sparrows, longspurs or Snow Buntings along the snow lined roads.
  • Trumpeter Swans and Tundra Swans arrive in Snohomish, Skagit and Fraser valleys.
  • In an irruptive year, Snowy Owls arrive.
  • Varied Thrush and Red-Breasted Sapsuckers travel down to lowland feeders.
  • Pine Siskin flocks may arrive through January - have Nyjer® (thistle) ready.
  • Trumpeter and Tundra Swans arrive in Snohomish, Skagit and Fraser valleys.
  • Snow Geese are here.
  • Black Tail and Mule Deer go into rut.
  • Open water is important if there's an early freeze. Put out heated bird baths for a winter water source.
  • Rufous Hummers have migrated South, Anna's Hummers stay all winter. Keep your hummingbird feeders clean, filled and thawed.