The Adventures of a Field Biologist and Boy Explorer
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.
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.
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.