Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)


A Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) butterfly visiting my garden.
A Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) butterfly visiting my garden.

Animals animate the world. Sometimes I wonder what a world would be like if there weren’t any animals. It would be a very lonely place. I would have the squirrels slinking around my garden as I weeded or to dig in my newly planted flower pots. And if there weren’t any animals we won’t be here either.

Below are links to the many pages here on In Season on animal behavior and their life cycles. If you would like to see more information on a topic contact me or leave a comment.





Animals: Books, CDs and free resources

Animal Resources and Links to Information

Animal Migration

Winter Animal Signs

Hibernation is Suspended Animation 

Creating a Backyard Habitat

How to Attract Birds to Your Garden

Attracting Bird with Fruit Trees and Berry Plants

Habitat Garden: How to Create One

Water in Your Backyard Habitat

Cover: Providing Cover in Your Backyard Habitat

Choosing a Nest Box

Putting Out Nesting Materials

Winter Birds and Winter Food


Silver-Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) Spread-wing Skipper and Skipper (Hesperiidae) family. Photo by Donna L. Long.


Facts about Butterflies and Moths: A Table of Contents 

Butterflies of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania: A Checklist

Moths of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania: A Checklist

Early Spring Butterflies of Philadelphia

Dragonflies of Philadelphia; A Checklist

Downloadable Dragonfly Migration Guide

The Blue Dasher: the Dragonfly that Zings!

Pollinator Syndromes: How to Predict which Flowers Insects Will Like

Male Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), in my garden



Bird Behavior

Bird Migration Routes: Do You Live Near One? 

Bird Migration Facts 

Hummingbird Migration Dates

Sharpies in Winter

The Dawn Chorus

How a Cardinal Makes His Red Feathers

The Relationship Between Birds, Berries and Fruit

Birds of Prey

Watching Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey of Philadelphia, and New Jersey: A Checklist

The Best Bird of Prey Field Guides

Identifying Birds of Prey: Books to Help You

Bird of Prey Migration

Hawk Migration Watch at Fort Washington State Park

Owls of Philadelphia: A List of Species

Studying Birds

Searching for Abandoned Bird Nests

Project Feederwatch

Birding by Ear: Learning Bird Calls and Songs

Birds by Color: Identifying Birds

Birds by Color: Yellow Birds

Birds by Color: Yellow Warblers

Winter Feeder Birds: Identifying Blue Birds

Winter Feeder Birds: Identifying Woodpeckers

Birds by Color: Red Birds 

Bird Checklists

Philadelphia Owls: A Checklist 

Birds of Prey of Philadelphia, and New Jersey: A Checklist

Hummingbird Migration Dates for North America

Most Common Winter Birds of Philadelphia

Female Eastern Gray Squirrel in my garden eating sunflower seeds.


Hoarding: The Top Two Ways to Hoard

Bears Hibernate in their Own Way