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June Nature Happenings
House Wrens are nesting! These are cavity nesters, who nest in holes made by birds like woodpeckers, or in bird houses like the one above. We sell houses with entrance holes large enough for chickadees and wrens, but small enough to keep out larger birds and predators.
June is Perennial Garden Month & National Rivers Month. Did you know, we are selling Grosse Pointe Garden Tour tickets? Click herefor more information about the tour, and stop in for tickets to the best garden tour around!
Hummingbirds are nesting; they may become scarce at your feeders until July. See our homepage for tips on your best chances of attracting them to your feeders. The below video clip was sent to us by customer, Melissa Puppos, who captured a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird collecting nesting material from her yard (for best viewing, switch to full screen using the square-shaped icon at the bottom right of the video). How cool is that!
Young birds leave their nests; their parents are usually nearby. Do not disturb them!
Bird migration is finished. Birds that are here now are summer residents that nest. Some of these include American Robins, Cardinals, Black-capped Chickadees, House Wrens, White-breasted Nuthatches, some Orioles and Hummingbirds, Yellow Warblers, some Blue Jays, Titmice, and various species of woodpecker, among others.
As the month progresses, feeders can become busy with visiting parents and fledglings.
Tiger Swallowtail and Monarch Butterflies emerge.
First fireflies of the year.
Fawns continue to be born through mid-June.
Wood Duck and Mallard ducklings hatch and venture forth early in the month.
Canada Geese begin molting,
Young Woodchucks and raccoons emerge and venture out with their mothers.