Thursday, December 3, 2015

Outdoor Decorating

This month, consider decorating an outdoor tree to provide food for winter birds. You could hang a garland made of popcorn, cranberries, peanuts in their shells, and raisins. Wondering what to do with that Indian corn left over from fall decorating? You can hang it outside for our avian friends along with some apples and carrots. Then, sit back and enjoy the bird show!


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Nature Happenings - December 2015

December 2015

December 19

Crossbills, pine grosbeaks, and redpolls may be around by this time.

December 20

Most ladybugs are hibernating outside, often in clusters of hundreds or even thousands in tree crevices or under leaves or bark. But you may find a few overwintering in your home.

December 22

Winter solstice—shortest day and longest night.

December 25

Full moon. The Christmas Moon (Colonial American).

December 29

Mercury is at its highest point above the horizon for the best viewing. After sunset watch for the planet low in the western sky.

Excerpt taken from Mass Audubon's Outdoor Almanac.