June is Perennial Garden Month & National Rivers Month
Blackberries are ripening. They're a favorite of raccoons, squirrels, box turtles, birds and people.
Butterflies like the Tawny Emperor, Great Spangled Fritillary, Little Wood Satyr and Mourning Cloak can be seen.
Staghorn Sumac flowering. The fruits that follow are attractive to many species of song and game birds.
Chicken Fungus and other Sulphur mushrooms are noticeable.
Eastern Hognose Snake mating continues into August.
Bluegill, Largemouth Bass and Smallmouth Bass are spawning.
Bird migration is finished. Birds that are here now are summer residents that nest.
As the month progresses, feeders can become busy with visiting parents and fledglings.
House Wrens are nesting.
Missouri Botanical Gardens
Great Spangled Fritillary
Little Wood Satyr
Flowering Staghorn Sumac
Eastern Hognose Snake
Flocks of Migrating Birds
Feeders busy with parents feeding fledglings!