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|9 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

The Death of a Hummingbird

In the struggle for existence, here's a loser. Or so it would seem. I found this Costa's Hummingbird on Saturday, already gone, in the riparian zone along the Colorado River in Yuma, Arizona.

By | March 21st, 2018|Birds, Birdwatching, Living and Dying, Photography|14 Comments

A Rainforest Adventure

A gallery from the rainforest of Costa Rica, where I'm just back from 10 days of chasing nature.

By | March 10th, 2018|Birds, Optics, Photography|3 Comments

My Digital Photography Workshops Return this Spring

These workshops are designed especially for folks with ordinary point-and-shoot cameras.

By | February 23rd, 2018|Being Outside, Photography, Workshop|1 Comment

On Darwin Day: Saving Songbirds

Today, Charles Darwin's Birthday, I offer you a reflection from my annual bird survey at Bear Swamp in Wolcott, Vermont, where the Yellow-bellied Flycatchers call out no more.

The Art of Nature, the Nature of Art … and Sharks

Join me this Friday, February 2, from 5-6PM, at North Branch Nature Center (NBNC) for a gallery showing and reception during ArtWalk, Montpelier's adventure in visual creativity. Oh, and there will be sharks.

By | January 31st, 2018|Photography|0 Comments

2018 Review: Point-and-Shoot Cameras for Wildlife

My 2018 digital camera review for wildlife watchers, including lots of sample photos.

By | January 28th, 2018|Being Outside, Birds, Birdwatching, Optics, Photography|4 Comments

Public Radio Gets with the Gulls

Listen to me proselytize about the audacity of gulls on Vermont Public Radio.

By | January 19th, 2018|Birds, Birdwatching|0 Comments
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