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January Happenings

Seasonal Update

January averages out as the coldest and snowiest month of the year here in Minnesota. Yet, if a person is observant, they’ll notice signs of one season sliding slowly into another as the daylight lengthens. 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 January/February Bird’s-Eye View Newsletter. Learn about Minnesota’s two species of waxwings, learn to identify and attract winter finches, and read about Bloomington staff member Roy Shemanek—celebrating 25 years with our store! Plus, read our seasonal notes, with tips for what you need to do in your yard each month!

Current Newsletter

Phenology Archives

Jan/Feb 2022 Bird's-Eye view cover and back

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.