January Nature Happenings

  • Project FeederWatch continues, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • Look for Pine Siskin and Purple Finches at your feeders.
  • Look for our three over-wintering warblers – the Pine, Orange-crowned and Yellow-rumped.
  • Eastern Box Turtles will spend the winter hibernating in a shallow burrow, often no deeper than a few inches.
  • During warm spells, some reptiles and amphibians can become active.
  • Now through late March is a difficult time for birds; providing food and an open source of water is important.
  • Prolonged freezes are really tough on wrens. Suet can be a lifesaver for them.
  • Coastal Louisiana hosts many wintering hummingbirds that need a reliable source of nectar.
  • During late January or early February, Great Horned Owls will be sitting on their eggs.
  • During the first or second week of January, the first returning Purple Martins will be seen along the coast.
  • Squirrel mating season.
  • Aldo Leopold's (Father of Wildlife Conservation) birthday Jan. 11
  • Quadrantid Meteor Shower early in the month. See up to 60 falling meteors per hour!