Observations for August 2018

The longest days of summer are now behind us. As August progresses evenings will come earlier and dawn later. Colors in the trees are beginning their subtle shift, moving from mid-summer’s bright green to late-summer’s deeper hue. Bird babies have mostly all fledged and are beginning to make their own way in the world. This spring’s wobbly fawns have grown into sturdy youngsters and are starting to lose the spots that identify them as babies.

There’s lots to see, hear and smell in Kent’s lovely late-summer landscape. Don’t forget it’s out there just waiting to amaze and refresh you. Take a look around then share what you find with the 150+ subscribers to the Kent CAC Nature Almanac! It’s easy — click here then scroll to the end of the page and fill in the form. (Your first observation might take a little while to show up since we need to manually process it to help keep “spam” to a minimum.) We’ll pick your observation up and assemble it with others for publication at the end of the month. Or, if you’d prefer, you can send your observations to almanac@kentcac.info. Either way works!