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Phenology with local naturalist Larry Weber every Friday morning at 8:20 on Northland Morning.

Backyard Almanac: "Quiet August"

A coyote in the profile walking through tall grass in twilight
Tristan Frank [Via Unsplash]
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The arrival of August means the sounds of summertime are continually growing quieter.

Larry Weber recounted a family of hummingbirds that returned again and again to his feeder recently, but they'll be moving on by the end of the month. In a short time Hawk Ridge begins to keep their count of migratory birds heading south. And if they're not moving on, the birds are at least keeping quiet. Most songbirds are no longer singing with much frequency.

But not all is silent. Young coyotes are beginning to make some noise. They're starting to join in with the adults during their midnight calls.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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