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Naked in the Lake
The largest freshwater lake on the planet is the stage for our canoe trip on Lake Superior, where ancient rock and crystalline water conspire for some of the most beautiful paddling anywhere. The place is also in my DNA.
The Extinction of Meaning
One of the most imperiled animals in North America isn’t big and furry like a polar bear. It has incited no eco-wars like those over the gray wolf or the spotted owl. Instead it’s a tiny butterfly that I’ve watched dance across the prairie.
The Post’s Fake News on Dragonflies
The Washington Post published an article crediting rainfall this summer for elevated dragonfly activity. Fake news! Here’s my letter to the editor.
Giant Butterflies in Montpelier
If you’ve got no plans to visit Texas or California or even the wilds of Vermont this summer to watch butterflies, wander down Main Street here in Montpelier. You’ll see some giants.
The Audacity of Migration
In the struggle for existence, migration is among nature’s great events. Birds do it. Whales do it. Even some insects move thousands of miles in spring or fall. Reporting from the frontiers of migration, Bryan Pfeiffer will reveal the secrets of migration from the perspective of a bird (Blackpoll Warbler), a butterfly (Monarch) and a dragonfly (Wandering Glider). With Bryan’s images, stories and humor, you’ll discover what new and innovative research tells us about how animals migrate to survive. This talk is brought to you by OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute.
Northern Woodlands Conference
Join me and other eco-types for an informal weekend among writers, scientists, artists, educators and citizen naturalists. The Northern Woodlands Conference features writing workshops, natural history presentations, woods walks, and lots of thinking and discussion. It’s brought to you by the good folks at Northern Woodlands magazine, and is sponsored by The Bailey Charitable Foundation and The Trust for Public Land. I’ll be delivering the keynote address and guiding some nature walks. Read more »