Otters in water

 

  • Look for deciduous trees to leaf out and create shade.
  • In Wisconsin, many dragonfly nymphs change into adults in the spring.
  • Listen for a chorus of frog calls at dusk.
  • Watch the whooping cranes as they migrate north.
  • Fuzzy yellow-brown sandhill crane chicks hatch this month.
  • Watch the skies for warblers as they return from their winter habitats.
  • Notice the days getting longer--more time to play outside.
  • This month look for bloodroot and trilliums blooming on the forest floor
  • At dusk and down, the male Woodcock performs a spiral flight to court female birds to be their mates.
  • When you’re walking through a thick forested area with lots of thickets or a bog, look for the flowering bunchberry.
  • Keep an eye out along riverbanks for river otter pups.
  • International Migratory Bird Day is in May, can you spot a migratory bird?
  • In late May, watch for Karner blue butterflies to emerge from their cocoon-like chrysalis and feed on the nectar of wild lupine plants.
  • Try the spring scavenger hunt to find more signs of spring.