Wildlife Through The Year: February
- Purple martins scouts look over North Florida nesting sites.
Make sure houses are up!
- Trilliums and dogtooth violets bloom in Florida Panhandle
- Clean and repair eastern bluebird nest boxes.
- Greater sandhill cranes migrate from
Florida northward to Michigan and Wisconsin.
- Purple finches and pine siskins will leave our north Florida
feeders and begin their migration back to northern nesting
- Bald cypress trees leaf out in Big Cypress Swamp.
- Nesting season begins for ospreys in north Florida.
- Wood storks nesting in Corkscrew Swamp.
- Watch for manatees in spring runs.
- Snowy plovers start nesting.
- Sooty terns nesting in the Dry Tortugas.
- Wild turkeys and quail mate in south
- Florida burrowing owls begin their
- Magnificent frigatebirds begin nesting in the Dry
- Woodcocks begin courtship behavior in north Florida.
- Woodpeckers begin their mating season and
announce territories by drumming on houses, telephone poles and
- Eastern moles are breeding this month in tunnels under our
- Pocket gophers begin their spring breeding season.
- First litters of gray squirrels born.
- Striped skunks begin their breeding season.
- Bear cubs born in dens this month.
- Deer fawns born in south Florida.
- Schools of Spanish mackerel roam Florida Bay.
- Black crappie and striped bass are spawning.
- American crocodiles begin mating,
followed by nesting in April.
- Leatherback sea turtles begin nesting on
sandy beaches along the southeast coast.