June not only has the first days of summer, but it also brings some great wildlife activity. Here are some interesting things that are going on in June:
- It's breeding season for laughing gulls, least terns, oystercatchers, and black skimmers. They nest on spoil islands, undisturbed beaches, and even rooftops when their preferred habitat is unavailable.
- Mockingbirds may attack pedestrians who wander too close to nesting sites
- The Southern Flying Squirrel is starting its breeding season.
- Red bats and Seminole bats give birth.
- It's the height of the Gopher Tortoise breeding season.
- Cicadas emerge from their underground growth period to begin making their classic summer sound.
- Snook begin moving into inlets and passes
- Migrating tarpon can be found almost anywhere in the Keys
- Tarflowers bloom in flatwoods
Special dates in June
- June 1, 1952 First sighting of cattle egrets in Florida.
- June 14, 1969 Last sighting of Ivory-billed woodpeckers in Florida.