Bryan's Blog

The Adventures of a Field Biologist and Boy Explorer

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.

A Love Letter to Monhegan Island

Sure, I miss the birds and vistas on one of the most beautiful places on this Earth. But what I miss most is the Monhegan melting pot.

Gratitude

Gratitude is easy after you’ve survived a heart attack.

LIVING

For a guy who could easily be dead right now, I’m not feeling half bad.

The Eclipse on the Wing of a Butterfly

The Heavens — and a total solar eclipse — reside on the wing of a butterfly.

Fly or Die: Painted Ladies on the Move

Now passing you by is one of the planet’s great events — an epic migration like no other. Painted Lady, the world’s most widespread butterfly, is on the move. We’ve been seeing them bigtime here in New England the past few weeks.

A Tiger in Vermont

Congratulations, Vermont. You’ve got a new dragonfly — and a “new” plant.

Dusk to Daytime High in Vermont

The glow and the light here in three panoramic images from the mountains of Vermont.

Don’t Drain the Swamp

At long last, I stand with President Trump. Let us ridicule Washington no more as a swamp. A cesspool? Certainly. A sewer? Sure. But not a swamp. Not as a metaphor for our center of dysfunction, corruption and angry tweets. Swamps deserve far better.

In from the Field (and Out Again)

Scenes from flight season here in Vermont — and beyond.