Wildlife Through The Year: January
- December and January are best times for watching waterfowl on
wetlands, lakes, and prairies.
- Nesting season begins for roseate spoonbills,
Florida sandhill cranes, hawks and
- Carolina yellow jessamine blooms in north and central Florida
- Observe hawks and kestrels along highways.
- During cold spells, manatees congregate at natural springs and
industrial warm water sites.
- Gray foxes, bobcats, and raccoons at peak of courtship and breeding this
- Clouds of tree swallows roost at sunset over large marsh
- Snail kites begin courtship in
central Florida late this month.
- Cedar waxwings and robins are eating fruits such as holly
- Male cardinals begin territorial singing later in the
- Early returning purple martins can be seen in South
- Black bears in north Florida are sleeping in
- Deer mating season in the Panhandle.
- Peak of wild hog farrowing season.
- Black crappie start a feeding binge in
- Striped bass and sunshine bass move into
open water to feed on shad.
- Put your old Christmas tree to good use - start a brush pile
near your bird feeder. Not only will it provide good year-round
cover for birds, but it will also take up a lot less space in your
county land fill.