Wildlife Through the Year: July
- Scrub morning glory and butterfly weed bloom in July.
- Sea oats are flowering on Atlantic beaches.
- In South Florida young crocodiles are
- Buck deer in new velvet may occasionally be
- Swallow-tailed and Mississippi
kites, purple martins, and tree swallows begin to gather to migrate
south for the winter.
- Look for magnificent frigatebirds flying overhead in south
your garden to conserve water but leave patches of soil exposed
for dusting by birds.
- Second litters of gray squirrels are being born.
- Baby raccoons, foxes, armadillos, and bobcat leave their mothers.
- Bear breeding season starts.
- Listen for Eastern narrowmouth toads ("waaa", like a baying
sheep) after heavy rains.
- Lights Out! Sea turtles emerge from their nests and
head for the ocean. Females may become confused by lights on the
- Leatherback, loggerhead, and green sea turtles continue to crawl
ashore to lay eggs.