• Many other songbirds will go into heavy molt by late month to replace old feathers with new.
• Loggerhead sea turtle nesting season ends on barrier island beaches. Some 1,841 nests have been confirmed in Georgia so far this season. Between now and October, turtle hatchlings will be crawling into the ocean.
• Katydids and cicadas will go into full chorus.
• Male white-tailed deer will grow new antlers in preparation for fall breeding. Now is also the best time to see fawns with their mothers.
• Baby raccoons, foxes, armadillos and bobcats will leave their mothers and strike out on their own. Second litters of gray squirrels will be born. Black bears will start mating.
IN THE SKY: From David Dundee, Tellus Science Center Museum: The moon will be full Saturday night — the “Ripe Corn Moon.” Mercury is low in the east just before dawn. Venus is higher in the east and rises about two hours before dawn. Mars rises in the east about midnight. Jupiter and Saturn rise in the east around dusk and will appear near the moon on Sunday.