Nature Happenings - Mid-Atlantic
• Peak month for summer wildflowers to bloom.
• Flocks of nighthawks can be seen late in the month.
• Shorebird migration builds and waterfowl migration starts.
• Monarch Butterfly migration begins.
• Early warblers migrate through the area.
• Osprey and raptor migration begins.
• American Goldfinches finish nesting late this month.
• Second brood of hummingbirds begin to appear at feeders early- to mid-month.
• Asters and Lobelias start blooming.
• Perseids Meteor shower is mid-month.
• Bats are busy feeding, building fat for hibernation and migration.
• Wooly Caterpillars are out and about.
• September is an important migration month.
• Blackbird flocks can number in the thousands.
• Fall migration peaks for warblers and others.
• Peak of Blue-winged Teal migration.
• Ruby-crowned Kinglets appear.
• American Goldfinches visit flower beds with Coneflower, Black-eyed Susans and other seed-producing flowers.
• Most hummingbirds depart by the end of month.
• Robins are in large flocks, feeding on crab apples.
• Asters are still in bloom.
• Goldenrod and Ragweed are still in bloom. It’s not the Goldenrod that’s making you sneeze.