Bryan's Posts About Insects

Insects for Birders

Insects for Birders

Join me April 2 for inspiration and practical advice on turning your binoculars toward butterflies, dragonflies, fireflies, tiger beetles and other glittering insects, which E. O. Wilson calls the “little things that run the world.”

The Light is Coming

I have no clue what Punxsutawney Phil declared on Groundhog Day. Shadows may come and go. What is certain, however, is the light — and nature’s response.

Rebuilding

On Inauguration Day, an ephemeral insect in the Grand Canyon offers some perspective on rebuilding, hope and new forms of extinction.

The Year in Flight

From tiny butterflies to grand landscapes, my images of wildlife and wild places during a turbulent and traumatic year.

“Short” Things for the Solstice

On this shortest day of a long and dark year, I bring you solstice greetings expressed in photographs of “short” things in nature.

A Rare Bee and an Audacious Beetle

I have become one of the few people in this world to have photographed this bee on its favorite flower. Even so, I have yet to see a frog shit out a living beetle.

The Winds of August

Summer readings, flowers and flying things. Oh, and a couple of puppy pictures.

Waiting (and Rooting) for Mulberrywings

In a sedgy wetland, beside a lone milkweed, I wait for an endearing little butterfly.

The Virtue in Uncertainty

Lessons from the lovely, confusing butterflies here in my backyard — and most likely in yours.

Little Brown Butterflies and the Pandemic

Finding refuge from the coronavirus pandemic among rare brown butterflies and remote northern bogs.

Announcing: The Viral Spring

Your field guide to nature during the pandemic, with regular updates as we practice “distant socializing” (including in the wilds of our homes and back yards).

Orange and Metal

Orangetip and metalmark butterflies, their charisma, coronavirus, and the human condition this coming spring.