ACRES Land Trust
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
by Fred Wooley, Park Interpreter, Pokagon State Park
Watch for migrating waterfowl in preserves near big bodies of water. Bufflehead and common goldeneye ducks, pied-billed and horned grebes will dive in deeper waters. Blue-winged teal and wood ducks will seek quiet backwaters of cattail marshes.
April 8 -
Male purple martins are back! Look for them along lakeshores.
April 15 -
Listen for the buzzing of the recently returned blue-gray gnatcatchers! Spot them high in trees - long tails with white edges, flitting.
Early May -
Hooded warblers, scarlet tanagers, and Acadian flycatchers return to their summer haunts.
May 20 -
Bluebirds are feeding young! Look for them in natural dead snags or your bluebird boxes.
June 3 -
Aquatic turtles are on the move! Now's the time females leave their wet worlds and travel seemingly ridiculous distances to lay eggs.
June 23 -
Full moon, the "strawberry moon" as both colonial America and Algonquin people knew it.