Chesapeake Bay Field Office
Northeast Region

 

Calendar

January

 

Febuary

 

March
  • Shad and herring migrate upstream to spawn
  • Osprey return to nest on the Chesapeake Bay
  • Spring peepers calling from wet woods
April
  • American black ducks are nesting
  • Warbler migrations begin
  • Striped bass are spawning

Earth Day
www.earthday.net

May
  • Horseshoe crab spawning coincides with shorebird migration
  • Terrapins are breeding

May is Wetlands Month!
http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/awm

The second Saturday in May is International Migratory Bird Day
International Migratory Bird Day
http://birds.fws.gov/imbd.html
http://www.birdday.org

June
July
  • Demand for blue crabs is high now!
  • Sea nettles make their way up the Chesapeake Bay
August
  • Bats fill nightime skies, each consuming hundreds of insects an hour
  • Cownose rays forage the Chesapeake Bay bottom for mollusks and other food
September
  • Canada geese begin to arrive
  • Monarch butterflies migrate south
October
  • Leaves are changing to their autumn colors

October—National Wildlife Refuge Week

November
  • Ducks, geese and swans continue to arrive on Chesapeake Bay
  • Softshell clams are spawning
December
  • Common and red-throatred loons arrive to winter on the Chesapeake
  • Oyster harvesting heralds the Holiday Season
Last updated: July 1, 2013