Northern Junco

junco

Northern or Dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis)

This small, elegant slate grey and white bird is a year-round resident and makes good use of home feeding stations. Groups of juncos, sometimes a dozen or more, will feed together in one area, making use of both woodlands and residential areas. They prefer to feed on sunflower seeds on the ground, though they will also take other seeds and visit hanging feeders. Juncos nest on the ground and are very susceptible to predation and disturbance by dogs and cats. Keeping pets inside or on leash during the nesting season and having some wild, brushy areas around your home will increase the chances of successful nesting, not only for juncos but for many other species.

Upcoming Events

Jun
3
Sat
10:00 am Plants of Prince Edward Island
Plants of Prince Edward Island
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Plants of Prince Edward Island @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
In celebration of Island flora, biologist Kate MacQuarrie will be sharing her love of plants at Macphail Woods on Saturday, June 3. Kate will walk the nature trails of the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead in
Jun
11
Sun
2:00 pm Nature-friendly Forest Managemen...
Nature-friendly Forest Managemen...
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nature-friendly Forest Management with Bob Bancroft @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
Come on out to the Macphail Woods Nature Centre on Sunday, June 11th at 2pm for a great walk and talk with Bob Bancroft. Bob will draw on over 40 years of experience looking after
Jul
3
Mon
9:00 am Becoming a Naturalist Week 1
Becoming a Naturalist Week 1
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm
This camp builds on the camper’s ability to encounter and describe the natural world. They will use journals, collecting equipment, and take part in many fun activities that will expand their understanding of how to