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Wildlife In Season

Thistles and other flowers past their blooming prime along roadsides and field edges provide great feeding and therefore viewing of finches, Eastern king birds, and other song birds. In late August through the month of September migrating Neotropical songbirds pass through the region. Visit for regular birding forecast updates. Along the bays plovers and skimmers are always fun to watch. Watch for bottle nose dolphins playing just beyond the ocean surf while brown pelicans patrol the air space above them. And now is also a great time to see spice bush swallowtails, buckeyes, black swallow tail, monarch, and zebra butterflies and dragon flies.

Hurricane season heats up particularly at the end of the month. After a big blow this is a good time to go shelling along area beaches.


Delmarva's Night Sky

Full Moon: August 7
Partial Lunar Eclipse: August 7
Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks: August 12
New Moon: August 21
Total Solar Eclipse: August 21

Names for the August full moon include:
Corn Moon, Barley Moon or Dispute Moon

Find out more on the Rhythms & Tides page.

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Holidays This Month

August 1 - Lughnasadh (Celtic)
August 1 - Tisha B'Av (Judaism)
August 4 - Coast Guard Birthday
August 6 - The Transfiguration (Christian)
August 9 - Smokey Bear`s Birthday (Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires)
August 7 - Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)
August 14 - Janmashtami (Hindu)
August 14 - V.J. Day
August 15 - Assumption Day (Christian)
August 19 - National Aviation Day
August 21 - Senior Citizens Day
August 24 - Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu)

Birthstone: Jade, Peridot
Flower: Gladiolus

Astrological Signs - Leo: July 23rd - August 22nd, Virgo - August 23rd - September 22nd

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