November usually starts out like autumn and finishes wintery. Fall colors linger, dried grasses and herbs stand tall, waterfowl migrate, winter birds appear colorful, and ice develops. This is the month of clouds, contributing to some of the best sunsets of the year. 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 Nov/Dec 2023 Bird’s-Eye View Newsletter. Research about how feeding birds can help you feel better, staff picks, favorite winter birds and seasonal notes.