|Illustration for "Sammy Jay makes a shrewd guess" (January 24, 1921)|
|Illustration for "Peter sees a queer procession" (February 26, 1921)|
|Illustration for "Mother comes to the rescue" (April 20, 1921)|
|Illustration for "King Eagle's Return" (June 15, 1921)|
June 17 to June 22. Mrs. Lightfoot has twins and defends them fiercely from predators.
June 23 to July 2. When the wrens make their nest in an old coat, Farmer Brown's boy does his best to protect them.
|Illustration for "Redhead is in great trouble" (July 5, 1921).|
|Illustration for "Farmer Brown's Boy carries Bowser home" (July 16, 1921)|
|Illustration for "Sammy Jay's success" (August 10, 1921)|
|Illustration for "Mr. Blacksnake is made uncomfortable" (August 19, 1921)|
|Illustration for "Striped Chipmunk has a temper" (September 7, 1921)|
|Illustration for "The cubs have a great treat" (October 15, 1921)|
|Illustration for "Bobby Coon has pleasant dreams" (October 26, 1921)|
|Illustration for "Why the hunter got no ducks" (November 22, 1921)|
|Illustration for "A mischievous Merry Little Breeze" (December 10, 1921)|
|Illustration for "Peter is in the tightest of places" (December 20, 1921) Note: Cady mistakenly gives the bobcat a long tail.|
December 26 to December 31. Old Man Coyote stalks Mrs. Lightfoot's fawns (continued in 1922).
Notes1921 was effectively the last year to produce full-length Burgess books until the 1940s. The year's centerpiece was a long series of stories recounting the discovery of bear cubs in the Green Forest and the cubs' adventures, published as Buster Bear's Twins in 1923. There is a particularly shocking scene in the book in which Buster, who has no idea he even has children, tries to kill the cubs as prey (they are rescued by their mother). This represents an evolving movement in Burgess's stories toward a more naturalistic depiction of kinship relationships between animals. The roles of mother and father or father and child in the animal world no longer had direct moral correspondence between such roles in the human world.
Burgess continued his practice of telling anti-hunting stories when autumn hunting season came around, this time involving a flock of black ducks lured by hunters through the use of bait corn (a common unsportsmanlike hunting practice). A hunter also went after the flock of Honker the Goose, only to be scared off by Buster Bear. [Another repeat scenario].