Nature Happenings

  • June is Perennial Garden Month & National Rivers Month
  • Hummingbirds are attracted to the orange flowers of Trumpet Creeper vines when they bloom.
  • Look for Teasel and Field Thistle blooming in open areas.
  • Bird migration is finished. Birds that are here now are summer residents that nest.
  • As the month progresses, feeders can become busy with visiting parents and fledglings.
  • House Wrens are nesting in the northern part of region.
  • Eastern species (Cerulean Warbler; Scarlet Tanager) are breeding at their western limit in the Ouchita Mountains of eastern Oklahoma.
  • Snapping Turtles emerge onto land to lay eggs.
  • Drought conditions often prevail; a freshly-changed bird bath will draw in a variety of birds.
  • Young raccoons emerge and venture out with their mothers.
  • Bullfrogs begin calling.