Bryan's Blog

The Adventures of a Field Biologist and Boy Explorer

Drum Roll, Please

Trees speak many languages: their leaves whoosh in summer, their trunks creak in winter. At the onset of spring, however, trees become sounding boards for courtship. Before the thrushes and warblers and sparrows arrive to sing from branches and boughs, woodpeckers kick off the spring chorus with a drum roll.

Vermont’s New Damselfly and Dragonfly Atlas

Today we launched the Vermont Damselfly and Dragonfly Atlas, which allows anyone to report, track, study, discover or simply enjoy these charismatic insects.

April Clickbait

If nature blogs were as rhapsodic as BuzzFeed and other clickbait, they might read something like these.

A Puff of Springtime from a Speckled Alder

Spring erupts from Specked Alder.

A Poem for April

Here in Montpelier this morning, we’ve got snow and poetry. Poem City begins today.

Happy Vernal Equinox

On this day with roughly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness, I bring you two insects.

Winter Butterflies

A butterfly slide show to join the odd winter warmth on the way here in New England.

Ruth Einstein’s Annual Super Bowl Proclamation

Wisdom and logic in Super Bowl declarations from my partner in love and life Ruth Einstein, who doesn’t care much for football.

Purple Sandpipers, Orange Lichen and Donald Trump

An oath for nature and a view from the Arctic on Inauguration Day.

The Arctic Comes Visiting

A Snowy Owl and Purple Sandpipers, among other blasts from the Arctic here at Schoodic Point in Maine’s Acadia National Park.

The Point of Schoodic Point

Warfare, birds, a sunset and news from Schoodic Point in Maine.

BirdNote: A Rumble of Geese

Feel the pulse of 10,000 wings in today’s episode of BirdNote — my account from dawn at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in the desert of New Mexico. I’m honored to have joined the team of writers at BirdNote, a syndicated adventure in sound and flight.