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Wildlife


Now that nesting season is done we can get closer to the sand islands along the coastal bays where the plovers hang out. And, every evening that is also where just before dusk you can see a mass exodus of long necked shorebirds arriving from the inland marshes to feed on bait fish. The countryside provides a lot of beautiful wildflowers this time of year. Get up early to enjoy the morning glories and dune mallows. Many fields have a golden crown of Jerusalem artichokes, the dusty rose of the joe-pye-weed and purple aster. And the black-eyed susan's are still flourishing. In late August through the month of September migrating Neotropical songbirds pass through the region. Visit http://birdcast.info/forecasts/ for regular birding forecast updates.

Butterflies are still out in force right now. You can still see black and spicebush swallowtails, buckeyes, variegated fritillaries, and eastern blues. The end of the month is your chance to see the great monarch butterfly migration. It usually occurs when a weather system with strong winds out of the North East push the butterflies to Lewes and down the coast. One notable place here is at the Virginia Wildlife Management Area which is just off Route 13 before you get to the Bay Bridge Tunnel in Cape Charles. Now is a good time to start looking for migrating hawks and owls. Banding programs for perrgrine falcons and sawhet owls are conducted on Assateague island.



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Stargazing


September 9 - Full Moon
September 23 - September Equinox
September 24 - New Moon

Names for the September full moon include:
Harvest Moon or Wine Moon



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Weather



Community Calendar
Holidays This Month

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15–Oct. 15)
September 1 - Labor Day
September 11 - Patriot Day
September 17 - Constitution Day
September 21 - International Day of Peace
September 22 - Autumn begins 10:29pm
September 25 - Rosh Hashanah begins (Judaism)
September 26 - Native American Day

Birthstone: Sapphire
Flower: Aster

Astrological Signs - Virgo: August 23 - September 22, Libra: September 23 - October 22

 

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