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In Season This Month

Wildlife


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. 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.



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Stargazing


July 12 - Full Moon
July 26 - New Moon
July 28, 29 - Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower

Names for the July full moon include:
Hay Moon, Wart Moon, Moon of Claiming, Blessing Moon or Thunder Moon



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Weather



Community Calendar
Holidays This Month

July 4 - Independence Day
July 27 - Parents' Day
July 28 - Ramadan ends (Islam)

Birthstone: Ruby
Flower: Larkspur, Water Lily

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Local Tides
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