Month by Month Events
Everything in nature is
governed by the seasons and weather. Every month has
its wildlife viewing specialties, and some opportunities go on for many
weeks or months.
viewing in Florida requires subtlety, time and patience.
There are no guarantees animals and nature will abide by their normal
But that's part of the challenge, and what makes wildlife and
nature viewing even more interesting.
Hotspots: Tromp though a swamp on a guided tour. See manatees,
above or below water.
Hotspots: See nesting roseate spoonbills in
South Florida or enjoy the amazing display of spring wildflowers.
Hotspots: 100,000 nesting sooty terns in the Dry Tortugas,
nesting brown pelicans on both coasts, ranger-led activities in national
parks, nesting roseate spoonbills in Central Florida and more.
Hotspots: Some of Florida's most colorful birds are nesting
this month, including ospreys and red-cockaded woodpeckers. Also, it's
time to make reservations for summer turtle walks to view nesting sea
Hotspots: Loggerhead turtles are nesting on Florida east
coast beaches. The nesting process is one of nature's most amazing sights.
Hotspots: Start of the fall hawk migration, excellent time
to view the tiny Key deer.
butterflies stream into Florida and north Florida starts its color change.
Hotspots: Manatees start gathering near warm water springs.
Wintering waterfowl make their first appearance
Hotspots: Birds are
the main theme. View wintering waterfowl at close quarters. Or join
a Christmas Bird Count with the Audubon Society.