Highlights from Vermont's year in dragonflies.
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.
A Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina) and its shadow on the beach at Bahia Honda State Park on Big Pine Key, Florida.
Congratulations, Vermont. You've got a new dragonfly — and a "new" plant.
News from the frontiers of blue butterflies and burgundy damselflies.
Today we launched the Vermont Damselfly and Dragonfly Atlas, which allows anyone to report, track, study, discover or simply enjoy these charismatic insects.
On this day with roughly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness, I bring you two insects.
When a male dragonfly changes color — going from yellow to red — it's a scene in a racy drama worthy of Shakespeare or a soap opera. It turns out that sometimes a male might get along better in life by impersonating a female.
Bursts of color and flight from the wilds of Maine and here in Montpelier, Vermont.
I now get to go outside and play — er, I mean work. My field season, as a consulting biologist and educator, launches like migrating warblers this week, which means you'll find me less often here on the blog.