Bryan's Blog

The Adventures of a Field Biologist and Boy Explorer

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.

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.