June skies often sprout showers, bringing relief on occasional above 95˚F days. Garden borders and wildflowers begin to bloom with abundance and the first raspberries, mulberries, and juneberries ripen. Also new for June: the first fledgling songbirds arrive at feeders with their parents.
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 Newsletter for a comparison of parenting styles of common backyard birds, new and classic product picks, and May/June Seasonal Notes.