November Nature Almanac: What to Look for
November Nature Almanac
By Tait Johansson, Naturalist
1 Compton Tortoiseshell and Mourning Cloak butterflies now looking for places to spend the winter in under the bark of dead trees, wooden shingles, and other sheltered places.
4 Full Moon.
5 Red-shouldered and Red-tailed Hawk migration peaking about now, the Red-tails generally preferring days with stronger winds than the Red-shoulders.
17-18 Leonids meteor shower; greatest numbers of meteors expected on both dates in the hours between midnight and dawn.
25 Look for the brilliant red berries of Winterberry, a deciduous holly, in low, wet areas. Later on in winter, frugivorous bird species like American Robins, Eastern Bluebirds, and Cedar Waxwings often feed on these fruits.
Photo Credit: Charlotte Catalano