Guelph, Ontario

Great Horned Owl

April Nature Happenings

• Project FeederWatch ends this month.
• American Tree Sparrows depart; Chipping Sparrows arrive.
• Courtship activities begin for Black-capped Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, Mourning Doves and Chipping Sparrows.
• Hooded Mergansers, Gray Catbirds, Barn Swallows, Eastern Phoebe, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Hermit Thrushes and loons return.
• Black Cherry in bloom.
• Adult deer ticks become active in early April.
• Skunks are digging for grubs.
• Coyote pups are born between now and May.
• Towhees, thrashers, wrens, Barn Swallows, Chimney Swifts return this month.
• Wood Ducks are nesting.
• Flowering Dogwoods and Daffodils begin blooming.
• Rhododendron bushes begin blooming in early April.
• Shadbush blooms this month.
• Black Bears emerge from their dens.
• Lyrids meteor shower, late-April.
• Earth Day, April 22.