Bryan's Blog

The Adventures of a Field Biologist and Boy Explorer

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.

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.