Exploring Nature, October 2021

by Kevin Shank | Oct 22, 2021 | 0 comments

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  • The Shenandoah Valley and surrounding mountains will likely be ablaze in peak fall foliage color the second or third weekend.
  • October is the peak migration time for hawks, cormorants, water birds, gulls, and seabirds at Cape May, NJ. Terns, egrets, and herons are also migrating strongly.
  • Buck deer may be seen sparring with each other.
  • The last Barn Swallows head south in early October.
  • In late October, flounder begin moving south from Virginia to North Carolina, spawning as they go.
  • Visit a hawk watch site and count the migrating raptors.

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