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May Happenings

Seasonal Update

In May, warm temperatures and rain work to continue the greening-up process. It’s a month of numerous woodland wildflowers, much bird migration and nesting activity, and (usually) delightful weather. Below are some entries from our Jim Gilbert’s Phenology Archives to help you compare months from one year to another. What else is happening this month?

For years, Minnesota naturalist and author Jim Gilbert recorded seasonal happenings in his phenology reports. Looking back at these reports, we can make educated guesses at what we can expect in the month ahead. Take a look at our archive of Jim Gilbert’s Phenology reports.

And make sure to pick up our May/June Bird’s-Eye View Newsletter. Learn about our favorite products for feeding nectar/jelly/orange-loving birds. Discover some surprising birds that frequent these food sources besides hummingbirds and orioles, too! Plus, read our seasonal notes, with tips for what you need to do in your yard each month!

Current Newsletter

Phenology Archives

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Backyard birding

Resources

Getting Started

Getting Started

Start here for some great resources to help you succeed.

Attract Species

Attract Species

Persuade desired bird species to frequent your backyard.

Trouble-shooting

Trouble-shooting

Time-tested tips & tricks to discourage unwelcome pests.

MN Bird Guide

MN Bird Guide

Identify and keep track of Minnesota’s backyard birds.

Seasonal Tips

SeasonalTips

Activities to keep your backyard booming year-round.