frozen pods hanging from a tree
This winter article index provides links to articles on this blog and the Internet on the topic of the season of winter.
Winter is a mystery to many of us. Basically, because we try to stay inside and keep warm. Studying ecology and natural history in the bitter cold is 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.
Green leaves covered with snow.
The Season of Winter
Nature in Winter: An Overview
Winter Nature Journal Keeping
Keeping a Winter Nature Journal (with Prompts)
Winter Photography Tips
Tree branch silhouetted against a winter sky. Photo by Donna L. Long.
In the Winter Sky
Winter Solstice and Full Moons
Circumpolar Stars in the Night Sky
Using the Pleiades as a Natural Calendar (with video)
Why Are There More stars in Winter? (Farmer’s Almanac)
Nor’easter, Understanding the Storm
March Winds – Why the Wind Blows So Cold
Winter Weather Terms – National Weather Service
A plume of grass blowing in a cold winter wind.
Studying Twigs: A Winter Nature Journal Activity
Studying Buds: A Winter Nature Journal Activity
Seasonal Winter Foods for Sustainable Living
Winter Animal Signs
Insects in Winter
Hibernation is Suspended Animation
A Chipmunk’s Winter Sleep (Torpor and Hibernation)
Bears Hibernate in Their Own Way
How Can Moose Stand In Snow and Their Feet Not Freeze?
The Bagworm Moth: Little Brown Bags on the Tips of Trees
A female Cardinal and a Dark-eyed Junco in the snow in my garden.
Winter Birding; How to Master It (with video)
Most Common Winter Birds in Philadelphia
Winter Birds and Winter Food
Finding for Abandoned Bird Nests
Winter Bird Migrations and Irruptions (with video)
Winter Bird Feeding Guide: Attract Birds to Your Backyard (with video)
I hope this winter article index is useful. If there is a topic or question yo would like me to research and write about, please let me know in the comments below.