Dracut Garden Club
A non-profit community service, gardening, and social club in Dracut, MA
Friday, April 1, 2016
Nature Happenings - April 2016
On beaches look for piping plovers arriving from southern wintering grounds.
Listen for the high-pitched bell choir of hundreds of spring peepers in freshwater wetlands.
A native shrub, shadbush, blossoms in April when American shad are swimming upstream to spawn.
This evening is a good time to see Mercury, which is now at its highest point above the horizon. As the sun sets, the planet is in view low in the darkening sky.
Full moon. The Shad Moon (Native American).
Gray catbirds and eastern towhees return. Listen for the feline-like mewing of the catbirds among sprawling vines and thickets and the
call of the towhees in scrubby areas.
Search in woodlands for early wildflowers, such as trout lily, trillium, lady’s slipper, bloodroot, and hepatica.
Excerpt taken from
Mass Audubon's Outdoor Almanac
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