Two dragonflies at a pond
  • In wetlands, dragonflies and damselflies quickly dart over ponds.
  • Bobcat "kittens" (young) are born in dens found in caves, rock crevices, or hollow logs or trees.
  • Listen for crickets singing in the evening air.
  • Watch for sulfur butterflies gathering around puddles - butterfly watching is at its best this month.
  • Acorns fall from trees, providing meals for hungry wood ducks, deer, and turkeys.
  • The prairie's purple coneflower is in bloom.
  • Jewelweed's orange blossoms. Later, when this "touch-me-not" has ripened, help send the seeds shooting by simply touching a bulging seed pod. They are quicker than the eye!
  • Wild blackberries ripening awaiting hungry hikers and bears to strip them from the vine.
  • Warblers, shorebirds, and nighthawks begining to migrate south.
  • Wood duck families can be seen floating along rivers and ponds near overhanging branches and hollow standing trees.