Field Guide

What to look for right now

Image of a monarch

Monarch butterflies begin migrating south in large numbers, sometimes traveling 5,000 miles.

american hazelnut

Hazelnuts ripen. Look for their ruffled cases.

Black Walnuts

Black walnuts and hickory nuts ripen and begin to fall.

Photo of a cluster of ripe pawpaws on a tree.

Pawpaw fruits ripen

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Wildflowers, Grasses and Other Nonwoody Plants