Backyard Almanac: wet web walks and "plenty of growing up going on"

Jul 24, 2020

Meadow frittilary (left) and Acadian hairstreak (right)
Credit Lisa Johnson/JR Kelsey

July has lost its crack at record-setting heat for the month, and its regained a couple of inches on the rainfall deficit.

But what it's losing in hours of daylight and birdsong in the morning, it's more than making up for in young birds and animals, the next batch of wildflowers, and, of course, berries.