Snowy Owls Arrive

As I had predicted, the Arctic came visiting this past weekend. Snowy Owls were discovered in Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts and elsewhere across the northern U.S.

By | November 13th, 2017|Birds, Birdwatching|6 Comments

Snowy Owl Alert

This cold front could bring more than snow to New England: be on the lookout for Snowy Owls.

By | November 10th, 2017|Birds, Birdwatching|4 Comments

The Shadow of Halloween

A Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina) and its shadow on the beach at Bahia Honda State Park on Big Pine Key, Florida.

By | October 31st, 2017|Dragonflies|8 Comments

Getting Goosed This Autumn

In the angled light and wide open spaces of the Champlain Valley this autumn, I suggest that you get goosed.

By | October 23rd, 2017|Birds, Birdwatching|6 Comments

A Love Letter to Monhegan Island

Sure, I miss the birds and vistas on one of the most beautiful places on this Earth. But what I miss most is the Monhegan melting pot.

By | October 4th, 2017|Being Outside, Monhegan Island|46 Comments


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

By | September 14th, 2017|Living and Dying|14 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|22 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
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