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Gratitude is easy after you’ve survived a heart attack.

By | September 14th, 2017|Living and Dying|11 Comments


For a guy who could easily be dead right now, I’m not feeling half bad.

By | September 8th, 2017|Living and Dying|56 Comments

The Eclipse on the Wing of a Butterfly

The Heavens — and a total solar eclipse — reside on the wing of a butterfly.

By | August 20th, 2017|Butterflies, Earth and Sky, Insects|7 Comments

Fly or Die: Painted Ladies on the Move

Now passing you by is one of the planet's great events — an epic migration like no other. Painted Lady, the world's most widespread butterfly, is on the move. We've been seeing them bigtime here in New England the past few weeks.

By | August 8th, 2017|Butterflies, Migration|10 Comments

A Tiger in Vermont

Congratulations, Vermont. You've got a new dragonfly — and a "new" plant.

By | August 1st, 2017|Botany, Dragonflies|3 Comments

Dusk to Daytime High in Vermont

The glow and the light here in three panoramic images from the mountains of Vermont.

By | July 29th, 2017|Being Outside, Photography|6 Comments

Don’t Drain the Swamp

At long last, I stand with President Trump. Let us ridicule Washington no more as a swamp. A cesspool? Certainly. A sewer? Sure. But not a swamp. Not as a metaphor for our center of dysfunction, corruption and angry tweets. Swamps deserve far better.

By | July 28th, 2017|Being Outside, Politics|8 Comments

In from the Field (and Out Again)

Scenes from flight season here in Vermont — and beyond.

By | July 12th, 2017|Being Outside|3 Comments

Insect Alerts

News from the frontiers of blue butterflies and burgundy damselflies.

A Vireo Underwater

Here on Monhegan Island, off Maine's midcoast, I noticed a Philadelphia Vireo this morning — underwater.

By | May 24th, 2017|Being Outside, Birdwatching, Monhegan Island|23 Comments
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