Bryan's Blog

The Adventures of a Field Biologist and Boy Explorer

Gull Gratitude

Say what you will about the coronavirus tragedy — and I need not add to the dialogue here — but it seems to be good for gull-watching.

Vermont’s Imperfect Ban on Socializing

A common sense explanation of Vermont’s latest policy on the pandemic: basically a ban on socializing.

Geese, Gulls and Owls

Three celebrations of “stick season” — in black, white and gray: the eruption of Snow Geese here in Vermont and in New York, the anticipation of Snowy Owls from the Arctic, and the joys of watching gulls during my online workshop on November 20.

A Tribute to Endangered Radio

My homage to WDEV: local, independent commercial (yeah, commercial) radio and why we need to support it.

A Rare Bee and an Audacious Beetle

I have become one of the few people in this world to have photographed this bee on its favorite flower. Even so, I have yet to see a frog shit out a living beetle.

The Winds of August

Summer readings, flowers and flying things. Oh, and a couple of puppy pictures.

Waiting (and Rooting) for Mulberrywings

In a sedgy wetland, beside a lone milkweed, I wait for an endearing little butterfly.

The Virtue in Uncertainty

Lessons from the lovely, confusing butterflies here in my backyard — and most likely in yours.

Little Brown Butterflies and the Pandemic

Finding refuge from the coronavirus pandemic among rare brown butterflies and remote northern bogs.

The Audacity of Bloodroot

Elegance and audacity in the dance of the Bloodroot’s flower and leaf — with snow in the forecast tonight here in Vermont.

Announcing: The Viral Spring

Your field guide to nature during the pandemic, with regular updates as we practice “distant socializing” (including in the wilds of our homes and back yards).

Orange and Metal

Orangetip and metalmark butterflies, their charisma, coronavirus, and the human condition this coming spring.