Polyphemus moth caterpillar (Antheraea polyphemus) in New Jersey Pinelands. Photo by Donna L. Long.

My blog In Season has become an encyclopedia of nature and ecological information. Here are links to the in-depth information I have written on many natural histories and ecological topics over the years.

If you would like to see information on a particular topic or have a comment feel free to contact me.




Chronicles of what happens with birds, butterflies, plants, and humans during each of the four seasons spring, summer, autumn, and winter.


A calendar of the special nature holidays, solstices, equinoxes and moons throughout the year.


List of native plants to grow in your garden along with an explanation of why native plants are important.


Species accounts of the birds, butterflies, insects and other animals you see every day in your backyard, cities, and towns.

Philadelphia Nature

Information on the landforms, waterways, plants, and animals that make up the land we Philadelphians live in.

Nature Journal

Do you like nature journals? Do you marvel at the beautiful nature journals you see online and created by your friends? This information will teach you the basics and provide suggestions on topics to spark your creative juices.


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