June is Perennial Garden Month & National Rivers Month
Sharp-Shinned Hawk eggs hatch and fledglings make their first flights after 23 – 27 days.
Purple Martin young fledge 28 – 35 days after hatching.
Many loons lay two eggs during the last week of June.
The Harlequin Ducks build nests along fast flowing streams, then incubate their eggs for 28 – 29 days.
Western Tanagers nest mid-month.
Little Brown and Hoary Bats give birth to their young.
Diminutive Daylilies and Bearded Iris in bloom.
The striking orange Columbia Lily blooms.
Young chickadees and Downy Woodpeckers follow their parents to suet feeders.
Thimbleberry ripens and packs a lot of raspberry flavor into a soft cuplike fruit.
The European forest plant, Wall Lettuce, blooms and releases its tiny parachutes.
Bird migration is finished. Birds that are here now are summer residents that nest.
Bellevue Botanical Gardens
Sharp-shinned Hawk nest
Purple Martin Fledglings
Common Loon on nest
Harlequin Duck Couple
Western Tanager - Female
Western Tanager Nest
Western Tanager - Male
Bat & Baby
Iris Field - WA
Chickadee feeding fledgling
Downy Woodpecker family
Flocks of migrating birds