Check Out These Checkerspots

Thaddeus William Harris might have liked this series of images, including a mating pair of Harris' Checkerspots and the female's eggs on her host plant, Flat-topped Aster.

By | June 22nd, 2018|Botany, Butterflies|5 Comments

Insects: In the Air and On the Air (with me) Today

Tune in and bug out with me and Kent McFarland today on Vermont Public Radio's annual insect show.

The Little Blue That Couldn’t

Here's a case of unrequited affection between a pair of little butterflies known as Silvery Blues (Glaucopsyche lygdamus).

By | June 6th, 2018|Being Outside, Butterflies, Insects|5 Comments

A Snail’s-Eye View in the Hardwoods

If you walk the hardwood trails too fast, you will miss one of our most elegant flowers of spring.

By | May 28th, 2018|Botany|1 Comment

A Flock of Sunrises and a Singular Sunset on Monhegan Island

Yes, the dawn can glow through the fog on Monhegan Island. But these sunrises were tiny warblers, glimmering for us birdwatchers in hues of red, orange, yellow, bay, blue and green.

By | May 24th, 2018|Birds, Birdwatching, Migration, Monhegan Island|0 Comments

A Drop of Springtime

Flowers, forest and sky in a single droplet.

By | May 9th, 2018|Botany, Photography|18 Comments

Explosions in Earth and Sky

Yeah, the warblers are coming. It'll be great. But stop first in the woods for the explosion of color and grace at your feet.

By | May 2nd, 2018|Botany|8 Comments

Life Expressed in Flight, Poetry and Music

At long last, we here in the north will launch into spring next week. I'll celebrate with two events. I hope to see you at either one — or both. You'll encounter butterflies, birds, poetry and music.

My Outtake Scene from Sex, Lies and Butterflies

My outtake from the PBS special Sex, Lies and Butterflies. It lives online.

By | April 4th, 2018|Butterflies|12 Comments

Getting the Blues

In the case of little blue butterflies known as azures, you are what you eat. Here's my updated explainer on the blue sparkles of April.

By | April 2nd, 2018|Butterflies|7 Comments
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