The Adventures of a Field Biologist and Boy Explorer
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.
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.
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.
A Rainforest Adventure
A gallery from the rainforest of Costa Rica, where I’m just back from 10 days of chasing nature.
My Digital Photography Workshops Return this Spring
These workshops are designed especially for folks with ordinary point-and-shoot cameras.
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.
2018 Review: Point-and-Shoot Cameras for Wildlife
My 2018 digital camera review for wildlife watchers, including lots of sample photos.
Public Radio Gets with the Gulls
Listen to me proselytize about the audacity of gulls on Vermont Public Radio.
“Thunder Beasts” and “Swamp Donkeys” – Friday Night in Montpelier
North Branch Nature Center, here in Montpelier, kicks off its Naturalist Journeys lecture series tonight at 7PM with bison, moose, wolves and bears.
An Arctic Adventure Among Gulls
From origins somewhere in the Arctic, not too far from the North Pole, a young Glaucous Gull made an incredible journey to a compost pile here in Vermont last year. And it might have just returned for a second winter visit.