Thursday, July 8, 2010

Nature Happenings for July

Thank you Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop

• July 11: New Moon, July 25: Full Moon
• July 28 - 29: Delta Aquarids Meteor shower peaks.
• July 29 - 30: Capricornids Meteor shower
• July: NABA National Butterfly count
• Our longest days bring our highest average temperatures, and all those thunderstorms make for our second wettest month.
• Rufous Hummingbirds visit this month on their southbound leg of the longest migration distance of any bird for its size.
• Calliope Hummingbirds, our smallest bird in North America, also visit on their southern migration.
• Black-chinned Hummingbirds, recently found nesting in the Denver area, spill over from the mountains and visit feeders.
• American and Lesser Goldfinches are our last birds to nest, waiting for mature thistle plants to provide nesting material and food for their young.
• Robins have finished nesting but will readily visit yards in search of worms and berries. Plant berry-producing shrubs or offer cranberries and raisins to help robins feed their young.


  1. i saw hummingbirds in big pine, ca. if they would have stayed still long enough, i might have gotten a picture of them! alas, i understand the need to move.

  2. Wow! I would have loved to share that photo!