8 Wildlife Animals and Seasons They Are Prevalent in NJ

What Wildlife Animals Are In Season Right Now?

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So how do we know what wildlife animals will be around during the different months? What wildlife animals and seasons are they prevalent in New Jersey?

Many animals hibernate during the winter months. During the summer and fall and before the cold sets in, they will collect and eat large amounts of food, which they store up and reserve for the cold months. In November, their metabolisms decrease as they go into a deep sleep, otherwise know as Torpor. They still do wake up on occasion to eat some of the food they have stored in their dens and to relieve themselves. When the warmer air comes, they wake up and move around until the late fall when the process repeats.

Take a look at the wildlife animals and seasons they are prevalent below.

Winter Animals

JANUARY

  • Grey Squirrels – January is when the first mating period occurs. At this time, you will see the grey squirrels chasing each other up and down the trees. Grey squirrels can reproduce only a few months after they are born themselves.
  • Mice and Rats – The season for mice can vary depending on the weather. But they are usually around during the fall and winter months.

FEBRUARY

  • Grey Squirrels – (1st mating season continues)
  • Mice and Rats
  • Skunks – The mating season for skunks begins in late February

MARCH

  • Grey Squirrels – (1st mating season continues)
  • Mice and Rats
  • Raccoons – After sleeping in their dens most of the winter, they start to come out at night in March. Reproduction also begins at this time with the baby kits being born in April and May.
  • Skunks – Mating season continues in early March.

SPRING ANIMALS

APRIL

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  • Grey Squirrels – (1st mating season continues)
  • Flying Squirrels – There are two types of flying squirrels in New Jersey, the northern and the southern. The southern flying squirrel can be found throughout most parts of New Jersey, while the northern flying squirrel is less common. These squirrels do not fly but can be seen gliding through the air. They typically stay in their dens during the winter months; however, they can sometimes enter a warm home. April is when they start to come out of their dens. They will stay out and about usually at night through to the fall.
  • Mice and Rats
  • Raccoons – Baby kits are born. The raccoons start to become more active and will be out primarily at night now through the spring, summer, and fall.
  • Skunks – The young begin to be born in late April.
  • Snakes – They start to come out of there dens, which are under the frost line, after the ground thaws

May

  • Flying squirrels
  • Bats – There are nine species of bats in New Jersey. Six of the species are around year-round, while three are migratory. The six species are; big brown bat, little brown bat, eastern small-footed bat, eastern pipistrelle, Indiana bat (a state and federal endangered species), and the northern long-eared bat. These bats become active in May and remain active throughout the spring, summer, and early fall. As the cold sets in, they become dormant, hibernating in caves.
  • Raccoons – Baby kits continue to be born. Will continue to be active at night through the fall.
  • Skunks – The young are born.
  • Snakes

SUMMER ANIMALS

JUNE

  • Flying squirrels
  • Bats
  • Raccoons
  • Skunks – They young are born in early June.
  • Snakes

JULY

  • Flying squirrels
  • Bats
  • Raccoons
  • Skunks – The young start to venture out with the female. They now are able to spray musk.
  • Snakes – The breeding season. Snakes stay in the woods looking for females.

AUGUST

  • Grey Squirrels (2nd mating season)
  • Flying squirrels
  • Bats
  • Raccoons
  • Skunks
  • Snakes – Breeding season

FALL ANIMALS

SEPTEMBER

  • Grey Squirrels (2nd baby season)
  • Flying squirrels
  • Bats
  • Raccoons
  • Skunks
  • Snakes – They give birth in late September

OCTOBER

  • Flying squirrels
  • Mice and Rats
  • Bats
  • Raccoons
  • Snakes – They go to their dens below the frost line so their bodies do not freeze over the winter months.

NOVEMBER

  • Mice and Rats

WINTER ANIMALS

DECEMBER

  • Mice and Rats

As humans adjust their lifestyles as the season’s change, so do wildlife animals. We hope that we have provided you with a bit of knowledge regarding wildlife animals and seasons they are prevalent and have answered questions you may have had.

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