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Check out things you should do in May on Animal Crossing New Horizons Switch (ACNH). The guide includes events in May, fish you can get in May, and bugs you can catch in May!!

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To-Do List For Other Months

Check Out The Daily Routine Here!

May Events - Live & Upcoming

International Museum Day

TimeMay 18th - May 31st

Starting on May 18th, you'll be able to engage in an event where you collect stamps from different exhibits in the museum! There will also be rewards for participating in this. We'll update you with more information as it comes out, so stay tuned!

Check Out More Info On International Museum Day Here

Upcoming Events

May Day Event

TimeMay 1st ~ May 7th

May Day Tour is all about solving the maze and meeting Rover. The Maze is filled with obstacles and you have to use many techniques to reach the goal.

Nature Day Event

TimeApril 23rd - May 4th

The new seasonal event Nature Day is held toward the end of April until early May. You'll have a mere 4 days of this event in May, so make sure you do everything there is to do!

Other Events & Visiting Villagers

Note: Some characters only appear after you've successfully unlocked them.

5/1- Mushroom & Fall Seasonal Event
5/2- KK Slider- KK Slider
5/3- Daisy Mae- Daisy Mae
5/4- Nature Day Ends- Nature Day Ends
5/9- KK Slider- KK Slider
5/10- Daisy Mae- Daisy Mae
5/16- KK Slider- KK Slider
- Maple leaf & Fall Seasonal Event
5/17- Daisy Mae- Daisy Mae
5/18- International Museum Day Starts- International Museum Day Starts
5/23- KK Slider- KK Slider
5/24- Daisy Mae- Daisy Mae
5/27- First Snow & Winter Seasonal Event
5/30- KK Slider- KK Slider
5/31- Daisy Mae
- International Museum Day Ends
- Daisy Mae
- International Museum Day Ends
Check Out The Event Calendar Here!

Special Villagers That Visit Randomly

The villagers listed above will visit your island at random times. You can expect to see each one roughly 2-3 times a month!

DIY Recipes You Should Get In May

Mushroom Related Recipes


In the southern hemisphere, mushroom starts to grow from the beginning of May. Note only that you can get DIY recipe for Mushroom wreath from Isabelle, mushroom DIY recipes such as Mush Screen and Mush Log start to spawn by popping the balloons.

Check Out All The Mushroom DIY Recipes From Here

Maple Leaf & Tree's Bounty Recipes


Also from the middle of May, Maple leaves start to flutter in your island and pinecone & acorns appear if you are living in Southern hemisphere. Isabelle will give you a DIY recipe for Tree's bounty little tree. Also, don't forget to get to get Autumn related recipes by popping the balloons during this season too!

Check Out All The Autumn DIY Recipes From Here

Disappear In June - Important!


Once June 1st hits, Mushrooms and Maple Leaves will no longer be available to pick up for players in the Southern Hemisphere. There are many varieties of Mushrooms, so make sure you pick up tons of them before they disappear!

Northern Hemisphere: Fish & Bugs In May

The following fish and bugs will be unavailable to catch for some time once May ends. Make sure to catch them all before May comes!

Fish You Can't Catch After May

Check All The Fish You Can Catch In May
NamePriceTime of YearTime of DayLocation
LoachLoach400Mar ~ MayAll dayRiver
Golden troutGolden trout15000Mar ~ May, Sept ~ Nov4pm ~ 9amRiver
OarfishOarfish9000Dec ~ MayAll daySea

Bug (Insect) You Can't Catch After May

Check All The Bugs You Can Catch In May
NamePriceTime of YearTime of DayLocation
Mole cricketMole cricket500Nov ~ MayAll daySpecial

Southern Hemisphere: Fish & Bugs In May

The following fish and bugs will be unavailable to catch for some time once May ends. Make sure to catch them all before May comes!

Fish You Can't Catch After May

Check All The Fish You Can Catch In May
NamePriceTime of YearTime of DayLocation
Cherry salmonCherry salmon1000Sept ~ May4pm ~ 9amRiver
CharChar3800Sept ~ May4pm ~ 9amRiver
Golden troutGolden trout15000Sept ~ May4pm ~ 9amRiver
Mitten crabMitten crab2000Mar ~ May4pm ~ 9amRiver
GuppyGuppy1300Oct ~ May9am ~ 4pmRiver
Neon tetraNeon tetra500Oct ~ May9am ~ 4pmRiver
Sea horseSea horse1100Oct ~ MayAll daySea
Zebra turkeyfishZebra turkeyfish500Oct ~ MayAll daySea
Barred knifejawBarred knifejaw5000Sept ~ MayAll daySea
RayRay3000Feb ~ May4am ~ 9pmSea

Bug (Insect) You Can't Catch After May

Check All The Bugs You Can Catch In May
NamePriceTime of YearTime of DayLocation
Monarch butterflyMonarch butterfly140Mar ~ May4am - 5pmFlying
Long locustLong locust200Jan ~ May, Oct ~ Dec8am ~ 7pmGround
Migratory LocustMigratory Locust600Feb ~ May8am ~ 7pmGround
Rice grasshopperRice grasshopper400Feb ~ May8am ~ 7pmGround
CricketCricket130Mar ~ May5pm ~ 8amGround
MantisMantis430Sept ~ May8am ~ 5pmFlowers
Orchid mantisOrchid mantis2400Sept ~ May8am ~ 5pmFlowers
Violin beetleViolin beetle450Mar ~ May, Nov ~ DecAll dayStumps
Walking stickWalking stick600Jan ~ May4am ~ 8am, 5pm ~ 7pmTrees
FleaFlea70Oct ~ MayAll daySpecial
TarantulaTarantula8000May ~ Oct7pm ~ 4amGround

Villager Birthdays In May

ClydeClydeHorseLazy (Bonyari)1595/1
MintMintSquirrelSnooty (Otona)1605/2
SylviaSylviaKangarooSisterly (Aneki)1615/3
DeirdreDeirdreDeerSisterly (Aneki)1625/4
PaoloPaoloElephantLazy (Bonyari)1635/5
TankTankRhinoJock (Hakihaki)1645/6
OzzieOzzieKoalaLazy (Bonyari)1665/7
CurlosCurlosSheepSmug (Kiza)1675/8
BunnieBunnieRabbitPeppy (Genki)1685/9
PattyPattyCowPeppy (Genki)1705/10
CherryCherryDogSisterly (Aneki)1715/11
EllieEllieElephantNormal (Futsuu)1725/12
BiskitBiskitDogLazy (Bonyari)1735/13
CanberraCanberraKoalaSisterly (Aneki)1745/14
LeonardoLeonardoTigerJock (Hakihaki)1765/15
IkeIkeBearCranky (Kowai)1825/16
GayleGayleCrocodileNormal (Futsuu)1845/17
PekoePekoeBear CubNormal (Futsuu)1845/18
OlafOlafAnteaterSmug (Kiza)2015/19
T-BoneT-BoneBullCranky (Kowai)2105/20
JuneJuneBear CubNormal (Futsuu)1775/21
ColtonColtonHorseSmug (Kiza)1785/22
PeggyPeggyPigPeppy (Genki)1795/23
DeliDeliMonkeyLazy (Bonyari)1815/24
DerwinDerwinDuckLazy (Bonyari)1825/25
BruceBruceDeerCranky (Kowai)1845/26
DelDelCrocodileCranky (Kowai)1875/27
ReneeReneeRhinoSisterly (Aneki)1885/28
PurrlPurrlCatSnooty (Otona)1905/29
Tom NookTom Nook--1585/30
HamletHamletHamsterJock (Hakihaki)1915/30
MarcieMarcieKangarooNormal (Futsuu)1925/31

Villagers Born In Other Months

Couldn't find some of your villagers on here? Wondering which birthdays you missed? Click a specific month to see what villagers have a birthday then!

Villagers List By Birth Month

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I have caught several Cherry Salmon at 11:50-12:00 so I think the times need researching further

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Tarentula is not a insect you can't catch after may in the southern hemisphere

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