My Outtake Scene from Sex, Lies and Butterflies

April 4, 2018  |  by Bryan  |  12 comments

Sex, Lies and Butterflies, an adventure in glittering wings, airs today on a PBS station near you. My scene ended up on the cutting room floor, er, the digital trash bin. But my three-minutes of fame survives online. We’re in Maine chasing butterflies during the moth and butterfly seminar at the famed Eagle Hill Institute. The scene begins with three of my most cherished earthly possessions: my truck, my canoe and my insect net.

“Any day outside is a good day,” I say to kick off the segment.

So do watch the full episode (another production from the Emmy-winning Coneflower Studios for the series NATURE) — it’s a treasure, especially with snow in the forecast here in northern New England. (You’ll also be able to watch it online.) Soon enough, the first azures of the season will glitter blue and the over-wintering Milbert’s Tortoiseshells will be on the wing in search of mates, perhaps stopping now and then to take nectar from hepaticas and other early-spring flowers.

A Milbert’s Tortoiseshell visits Hepatica in Plainfield, Vermont.

12 comments
  1. Janis Adler says:

    Love it, Bryan. Greetings from Oregon and another 60 year old kid.

  2. David Alexander says:

    Enjoyed that!!

  3. Laurie Kemplay says:

    Well that was fun! It does make me want to quit my job and make my living with the butterflies. Hope all is still going well with you.

    • Bryan says:

      Hey Laurie, it was great to see you again in that film clip! Hope you’re still doing great work and making beautiful specimens!

  4. Laury G says:

    Hey Bryan! Imagine my delight when I followed the Facebook link to this clip. So fun to watch! Your wonder and joy for nature is as inspiring as it was back in the good old days, when we were young. Hope all is well with you, old friend.

  5. Jenn says:

    awesome clip bryan!

  6. Linda Wurm says:

    What a marvelous way to start my day in rainy western Maine!! There are no butterflies skipping around to day, but I am hoping for “Big Night” critters to start the march.
    When and where were you for this take? All my grands are getting butterfly nets for Mother’s Day!!
    Thanks, Bryan.

  7. Barbara says:

    Always great to see you, Bryan! Love your enthusiasm for nature!