Guelph, Ontario

February Nature Happenings  Great Horned Owl

• Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb 17-20, www.birdsource.org/gbbc
• Project FeederWatch continues, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
• February is National Bird Feeding Month
• Mating season begins for Barred, Great Horned, Screech and Saw-whet Owls; listen for them calling.
• Great Horned Owls are nesting by the end of the month.
• Coyotes pair up and breed this month and into March.
• Listen for the Black-capped Chickadee mating call.
• Maple syrup sugaring season begins.
• Male Red-winged Blackbirds return. Females will return in March.
• Witch Hazel can bloom this month.
• Skunk Cabbage is the first flower of the year to bloom.
• As days lengthen, cardinals begin to sing.
• Eastern Gray Squirrel mating season.
• Bluebird and other nest boxes need to be cleaned out this month.