August Nature Almanac: What to Look for this Month
August Nature Almanac
By Tait Johansson, Naturalist
5 Look for blooming stands of jewelweed, also called touch-me-not, in moist or moderate soils, often along streams. This plant’s orange flowers are a favorite of hummingbirds.
7 Full moon.
11-12 Peak of Perseid meteor shower.
20 A number of warbler species already migrating south through our area. Listen for their short, high-pitched flight notes overhead on nights with winds with a northerly element.
21 Partial eclipse of the sun from 1:25-4:00pm; maximum around 1:45pm.
25 Roughly the peak of shorebird migration—a good time to check mudflats, both along the coast and inland, for sandpipers and plovers.