Daylight hours diminish this month as the autumnal equinox (Sept. 22nd) approaches. Pollinators urgently visit late-blooming flowers and birds feed on ripened berries ahead of an inevitable killing frost.
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 September/October Bird’s-Eye Newsletter for tips on end-of-season backyard maintenance, a bio of the Great Horned Owl, Chirps, Staff Product Picks and Seasonal Notes.