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|5 Comments

A Eulogy for Coffee Corner

Another diner died on Sunday — Coffee Corner in my home city of Montpelier. Without Coffee Corner, Montpelier will still be the greatest city on Earth. But it will never be the same city.

By | May 15th, 2017|Living and Dying|12 Comments

Drum Roll, Please

Trees speak many languages: their leaves whoosh in summer, their trunks creak in winter. At the onset of spring, however, trees become sounding boards for courtship. Before the thrushes and warblers and sparrows arrive to sing from branches and boughs, woodpeckers kick off the spring chorus with a drum roll.

By | May 9th, 2017|Birds, Birdwatching|3 Comments

Vermont’s New Damselfly and Dragonfly Atlas

Today we launched the Vermont Damselfly and Dragonfly Atlas, which allows anyone to report, track, study, discover or simply enjoy these charismatic insects.

By | April 21st, 2017|Dragonflies|7 Comments

April Clickbait

If nature blogs were as rhapsodic as BuzzFeed and other clickbait, they might read something like these.

By | April 11th, 2017|Being Outside, Birds, Botany, Butterflies, Reptiles and Amphibians|1 Comment

A Puff of Springtime from a Speckled Alder

Spring erupts from Specked Alder.

By | April 9th, 2017|Being Outside, Botany|Comments Off on A Puff of Springtime from a Speckled Alder

A Poem for April

Here in Montpelier this morning, we've got snow and poetry. Poem City begins today.

By | April 1st, 2017|Writing|1 Comment

Happy Vernal Equinox

On this day with roughly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness, I bring you two insects.

By | March 20th, 2017|Dragonflies, Earth and Sky, Tiger Beetles|Comments Off on Happy Vernal Equinox

Winter Butterflies

A butterfly slide show to join the odd winter warmth on the way here in New England.

By | February 23rd, 2017|Butterflies|1 Comment

Ruth Einstein’s Annual Super Bowl Decree

Wisdom and logic in Super Bowl predictions.

By | February 4th, 2017|Ruth Einstein's Super Bowl Predictions|23 Comments
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