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PHENOLOGY

Phenology

Third Week of May

Remember to spare the dandelions and save the bees; common dandelion flowers, especially in the spring, are a critical food source for honey bees and other pollinators. The sword-like leaves of cattails are up a couple of feet, so marsh areas have begun to look quite green. Some birds visiting grape jelly feeders include Baltimore and orchard orioles, house finches, red-bellied woodpeckers, gray catbirds, scarlet tanagers, and yellow-rumped warblers. Female Baltimore orioles weave their nests. The first newly-hatched broods of wood duck ducklings jump from their nest boxes or tree cavities.

May 15, 2016 - Frost in parts of southern Minnesota killed apple blossoms, and hit leaves of sumac and black walnut.

LOOK FOR

What to Look For 05, 2018

First monarch butterfly arrives (Carver County):
2016 May 24
2015 June 1
2014 May 21
2013 May 31
2012 May 2

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