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

From the Blog

True North

You can lose your life in Norway — the life you might decide to leave behind for a new one here in true north.


Because a thunderstorm ruined our Independence Day celebration here in Montpelier yesterday, I give you a fireworks display from nature.

A Farewell to June

Orchids, a butterfly, and the glow at dawn on a northern lake. Here in photos is a short tribute to the month of vernal pleasure from my own travels. Happy July!

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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