Nature Happenings

  • January is National Walk Your Pet, Poverty Awareness, Soup, Be Kind to Food Servers, Get Organized and Hot Tea Month
  • Project FeederWatch continues, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • Jan 2: First Quarter Moon, Jan 10: Full Moon, Jan 17: Last Quarter Moon, Jan 24: New Moon
  • Jan 1-4: Quadrantid Meteor Shower Peaks
  • Jan 1-8: New Years Resolution Week
  • Jan 6-10: Elvis Birthday Celebration Week
  • Jan 18-22: No Name Calling Week
  • Jan 1: New Year’s Day and World Day of Peace
  • Jan 3: National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day.
  • Jan 5: Earth is at Perihelion
  • Jan 5: National Bird Day http://www.nationalbirdday.org
  • Jan 6: Armenian Christmas, Epiphany and Three Kings Day
  • Jan 11: Aldo Leopold’s (Father of Wildlife Conservation) birthday
  • Jan 15: National Bagel Day
  • Jan 16-17: Bald Eagle Appreciation Days
  • Jan 18: Martin Luther King Day
  • Jan 18: National Use Your Gift Card Day
  • Jan 20:  Penguin Awareness Day
  • Jan 21: Get to Know Your Customers Day.
  • Jan 23: National Pie Day
  • Jan 24: National Peanut Butter Day
  • Jan 26: Michigan Becomes a State , 184 years young.
  • Rare gulls and terns can be found along the Great Lakes.
  • Black Bear cubs are born beginning in late January.
  • Listen for Great Horned Owls’ "hoot" as they pair up for mating season.
  • During late January or early February, Great Horned Owls will be sitting on their eggs.
  • Now through late March is a difficult time for birds; providing food and an open source of water is important.
  • Cardinals flocking; they’re usually the first and last birds to be seen at feeders.
  • White-tailed Deer bucks are shedding their antlers, marking the end of breeding season.
  • Late in the month, as days lengthen, Tufted Titmice and cardinals begin to sing.