NATURE HAPPENINGS: OCTOBERdd

• New Moon: Oct. 8; Full Moon: Oct. 24

• Oct. 21 - 22: Orionids meteor shower peaks

• Bald Eagles and hawks more prevalent
• Turkey Vultures, Ospreys and Violet-green and Barn Swallows depart.
• Ducks and Dunlins arrive.
• Dark-eyed Juncos move to feeding stations at lower elevations - put out millet.
• Anna's Hummingbirds increase at feeders throughout the western lowlands and stay through the winter
• Snow Geese arrive in Fraser Valley and Skagit Flats.
• The last Rufous Hummingbirds leave for the winter.
• Evening Grosbeak flocks become common at black oil sunflower seed feeders.
• Varied Thrush begin to be seen in yards more often.
• Some Clark's Nutcrackers move down in elevation and become more common around bird feeders.
• Waterfowl migration peaks.

• Some bats begin hibernation for the winter

• Clean out and repair nesting boxes; put up roosting boxes