Wildlife happenings to look for in November:
- Set up winter seed and suet feeders
- Cedar waxwings come south for the winter. Their flocks can be seen on cedars, hollies, cherry laurels, privet, and other fruit plants.
- Look for downy, hairy, red-bellied, and redheaded woodpeckers on suet feeders.
- Bald eagles begin their nesting season. Look for spectacular aerial courtship displays.
- Sandhill cranes return in full force from their breeding grounds up north. (Only a small number live here all year round).
- Many yellow-rumped warblers and palm warblers will be in neighborhoods, natural areas, and yards, and gray catbirds have already arrived, and will be skulking (and cat-calling!) in thickets.
- Kinglets, phoebes, robins, and other northern sogbirds have arrived for the winter
- Peak of deer rutting in central and north Florida.
- Bears are on the move and crossing roads, especially in Central Florida
- As water temperatures lower, manatees begin to move to relatively warm waters at springs. Boaters beware of idle speed zones.
- Look for migrating Hoary and Red Bats in North Florida. Hoary is a large bat with frosted fur.
- Ornate chorus frogs begin calling.
- Spotted sea trout should enter tidal creeks around Thanksgiving.
- Bass congregate around jetties in south end of Lake George.
- Cypress begin turning a rust color