Many wild berries, including blackberries and raspberries, will ripen during this period. They provide a welcome feast for
the birds, the black
bears, and other mammals.
Boneset, wild bergamot, jewelweed,
common mullein, common milkweed,
and some species of goldenrod are among the many wildflowers that
bloom in late summer.
By late July or early August, the katydids can be heard calling
in the wooded areas.
The fall migration of shorebirds begins during this period. The
shorebird migrants include the sanderling,
sandpipers, and the black-bellied
plover, among many, many others. The New England coast is one
of the best places to watch this migration.
The southward migration of warblers,
as well as other land birds, also begins during this time. Warblers
generally do most of their migration during the nighttime hours. You
can sometimes see their silhouettes against the sky on moonlit nights.
After having grown as much as a quarter of an inch per day over
the previous month or so, white-tailed
bucks' antlers will be almost fully grown by around the end of
July. The bucks usually begin rubbing the velvet off their antlers
by the end of August. The timing varies depending upon the age and
health of the buck.
Note: The "late summer" period is the time from
approximately mid-July through the end of August. Timing of events
will vary depending upon your latitude and elevation.