Nature Happenings

  • June is Perennial Garden Month & National Rivers Month
  • Sharp-Shinned Hawk eggs hatch and fledglings make their first flights after 23 – 27 days.
  • Purple Martin young fledge 28 – 35 days after hatching.
  • Many loons lay two eggs during the last week of June.
  • The Harlequin Ducks build nests along fast flowing streams, then incubate their eggs for 28 – 29 days.
  • Western Tanagers nest mid-month.
  • Little Brown and Hoary Bats give birth to their young.
  • Diminutive Daylilies and Bearded Iris in bloom.
  • The striking orange Columbia Lily blooms.
  • Young chickadees and Downy Woodpeckers follow their parents to suet feeders.
  • Thimbleberry ripens and packs a lot of raspberry flavor into a soft cuplike fruit.
  • The European forest plant, Wall Lettuce, blooms and releases its tiny parachutes.
  • Bird migration is finished. Birds that are here now are summer residents that nest.
  • Join our Wild Edibles Class on Saturday 6/8m, 12-1:30pm with Nancy Slick. $25 per person please RSVP 360-797-7100
  • Come on out & see us at the 1st Annual Port Ludlow Garden & Nursery Expo at the Bay Club in Pt Ludlow Wednesday 6/12 10-2pm