Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Succulents & Pumpkins

We'll be learning the art of design & balance as we creatively construct our own arrangements at the November monthly meeting tonight.  It's sure to be a conversation starter at holiday gatherings!!

Tonight, 11/4, at Harmony Hall, Dracut Historical Society, 7-9 PM

Monday, November 2, 2015


Now that the heat is on in our homes, remember that the air quickly gets dry, so our house plants really need to be misted. Spritz them a few times a week, or daily if they seem to be suffering from lack of humidity.  Clustering plants and placing them on trays of pebbles to which you regularly add water to just below the bottom of the pots can be helpful as well. If you grow cactus, stop all water during this period because they're naturally adapted to winter drought.  Houseplants will not begin growing again until they get more light and don't need fertilizer until early February.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Nature Happenings - November 2015

November 2015

November 3

woodpecker © Cheryl Rose
Listen for woodpeckers drumming on tree trunks; they are not only foraging for insects but also enlarging their cavities as seasonal shelter.

November 7

Robins forage for berries in wild cherry, dogwood, sumac, and viburnum.

November 8

Woolly bears, bristly black and bronze caterpillars of the Isabella tiger moth, are now likely frozen solid and will thaw out in the spring. According to myth, the length of their central stripe predicts the duration of the coming winter.

November 12

Field, vesper, chipping, and Savannah sparrows depart this month for their wintering grounds.

November 14

Yellow-rumped warblers are migrating through Massachusetts.

November 25

Full moon. The Dark Moon (Celtic).

November 28

Watch for wintering snow buntings and juncos in fields and open areas searching for seeds on withered golden grasses.

November 30

Observe wildlife tracks after snowfall—you may find prints left by foxes and skunks, or even fishers and coyotes.
Excerpt taken from Mass Audubon's Outdoor Almanac