Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Nature Happenings - September 2015

September 2015

September 1

Bumblebee © Christine Brothers
Bumblebees busily search for nectar and pollen in late-season blossoms. They slow down with colder weather, sometimes resting inside the center of a flower.

September 9

Praying mantises are camouflaged in high grasses and garden patches.

September 10

Broad-winged and sharp-shinned hawks migrate at about this time of year.

September 12

Eastern kingbirds and olive-sided flycatchers have departed for their wintering grounds in South America.

September 23

Autumnal equinox; days and nights are of equal length.

September 25

Look for late-blooming goldenrods and New England aster in fields and on roadsides.

September 27

The last of the ruby-throated hummingbirds have left for Mexico and Central America.  

September 28

Second supermoon of the year. This is even closer than last month’s giant full moon, appearing larger and more brilliant.

September 30

Watch for green darner dragonflies over sunny meadows.

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