A writer, naturalist and educator, Bryan Pfeiffer explores the wild places where people and nature converge.

From the Blog

A Monhegan Fallout

Today on Monhegan Island the winds blew fair with birds. Here’s a quick update with photos.

The Spineless on Monhegan

On north winds Wednesday morning the songbirds came to Monhegan – and then they left. But here’s a short tribute to islanders with four wings (or tentacles).

Opening Day

Whales, an odd fish and lots of warblers were among the highlights on my opening day of fall migration on Monhegan Island.

Recent Essays

Considering Cowbirds

Here’s how I learned to stop worrying and start loving Brown-headed Cowbirds. An essay for Northern Woodlands magaine.

Snowy Owls and Us

My essay on finding opportunity and humility in this winter’s irruption of Snowy Owls. For Aeon magazine.


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