Bryan's Blog

The Adventures of a Field Biologist and Boy Explorer

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).

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.

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.

A Drop of Springtime

Flowers, forest and sky in a single droplet.

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.

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.