Bee on Rhododendron in my garden

Seasons

Bee on Rhododendron in my garden
Bee on Rhododendron in my garden

Seasons

Following the Seasons of Earth is at the heart of my blog In Season.  We are in tune with the rhythms of the Earth; we just have to stop and rejoin the flow of life. All organisms on Earth need to be within the flow of life on Earth to survive. We need to know what “time” it is. As human we need to know the timing in the spring of planting our crops and when our crops will be ripe enough to eat.

Below are links to the basic information on the seasons. If there is a topic you would like to see leave contact me. In Fall 2015 I will be publishing natural history booklets on the seasons full of easy-to-understand information on the seasons. Subscribe to the blog and e-newsletters to receive news when they are published.

Calendar of Seasonal Nature Holidays and Festivals

Seasonal Rounds: Charting Living in Harmony with the Land

Equinoxes, Solstices and Cross-Quarter Days

SPRING

SUMMER

AUTUMN

WINTER

SPRING

Male American Goldfish feeding at my feeders.
Male American Goldfish feeding at my feeders.

Spring is one big burst of life. Buds are popping, animals are on the move and hope and good feelings are in the air Here is a list of the posts here on InSeason focusing on the hustle-bustle of spring.

Nature in Spring: An Overview

Spring Starts from the Ground Up

Equinoxes, Solstices and Cross-quarter Days

Seasonal Foods for Spring for Humans

 

Spring Nature Journaling

The Spring Nature Journal

Spring Nature Journal Writing Prompts

 

Spring Blooming Native Plants

Spring Blooming Native Plants of Philadelphia

Early Spring Blooming Plants to Attract Bumble Bees

Early Spring Plants for Bumble Bees

Spring Blooming Nectar Flower for Hummingbirds

 

Spring Butterflies

Early Spring Butterflies

 

Spring Birds and Other Animals

Animal Migration

Bird Migration Facts

Bird of Prey Migration

American Goldfinches Are Back

It’s Toad Detouring Season Again

SUMMER

 

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail drinks nectar
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) sips nectar from a spent Coneflower.

Nature in Summer: An Overview

Summer Solstice

Beltane -the Beginning of Summer for Gardeners

Cool Nights After August 15th

Circumpolar Stars in the Night Sky

Seasonal Foods for Summer for Humans

 

The Summer Nature Journal

The Summer Nature Journal

 

Plants in Summer

Summer into Fall Blooming Plants for Philadelphia

AUTUMN or FALL

 

Glowing gold leaves in the Wissahickon Valley Park. Photo by Donna L. Long.
Glowing gold leaves in the Wissahickon Valley Park. Photo by Donna L. Long.

Nature in Autumn: An Overview

Full Harvest Moon

A Cloud That Touches the Ground

Seasonal Foods for Autumn for Humans – to be published in September 2015

 

Plants in Autumn

Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Leaf Colors of Common Oak Trees in the Oak-Hickory Forest

Weekly Foliage Reports

 Animals in Autumn

Bird of Prey Migration

BIrd Migration Facts

Bird Migration Routes: Do You Live Near One?

 

Nature Journaling in Autumn

The Autumn Nature Journal

Autumn Nature Journaling Prompts

Drawing Nature in Autumn

Autumn Photography Tips

Autumn Photography Subjects

Autumn Moons for Nature Journal Keeping

WINTER

 

frozen pods hanging from a tree
frozen pods hanging from a tree

Winter is a mystery to many of us.  Basically, because we try to stay inside and keep warm. Studying ecology and natural history in bitter cold in not something most of us want to do.

But winter is a great tie to study ecology. The stillness of the air, the quiet, the lack of insects buzzing in your ear or sucking your blood (female mosquitoes), make it easier to focus and not be distracted.

Collected below are pages from In Season which focus on nature in winter.

Nature in Winter: An Overview

Seasonal Foods for Winter for Humans 

 

Winter Nature Journal Keeping

Winter Seasonal Nature Journal

Winter Journal Prompts

Winter Journal Writing Prompts

Winter Photography Tips

 

In the Winter Sky

Winter Solstice and Full Moons

Winter Animals

Winter Animal Signs

Insects in Winter

Hibernation is Suspended Animation

Bears Hibernate in Their Own Way

 

Winter Birds

Most Common Winter Birds in Philadelphia

Winter Birds and Winter Food

 

 

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