Bryan's Blog

The Adventures of a Field Biologist and Boy Explorer

Bird Wars

I advise caution if you were to encounter this species: Kylo Wren (Thryomanes kyloii).

Birds and Celebrations

A Baltimore Oriole in Duxbury and fine photography (and other celebrations) in Cabot.

Vermont Dragonfly and Damselfly Atlas – Season Summary: 10,000 Odes and Growing

Highlights from Vermont’s year in dragonflies.

Snowy Satisfaction

A Snowy Owl struck some nice poses for me in Randolph, Vermont, on Monday.

Your Best Field Guides Aren’t Apps

What’s true for movies is true for nature apps: the book is better. If you really want to learn nature, anything from bogs to bumblebees, get an actual book. Here’s my buyer’s guide.

Getting Gulls – My Presentation in Montpelier on December 21

You want elegance on the wing? Audacity on the beach? You gotta get with gulls. I hope to see you for this presentation in Montpelier on Thursday, December 21.

Light and Tides

An adventure in birds (no turkeys) from the Maine coast.

The “Snowy Owl Scoop” Takes Flight

I’ve just launch the Snowy Owl Scoop — all sorts of online resources for meeting your Snowy Owl needs this winter, including a sightings map.

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.

Snowy Owl Alert

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

The “Shadow” from a Halloween Dragonfly

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

Getting Goosed This Autumn

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