Bryan's Posts About Butterflies

The Spineless Speak Up

Three caterpillars I encountered this month illustrate the raw force of insects on Planet Earth.

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 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.

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.

Orange and Metal

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

Butterflies in Tribute to Darwin and Lincoln

Butterflies in celebration of Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln, each born on this day 211 years ago.

Insects and Impeachment

Pygmy dragonflies, charismatic butterflies, atomic bombs and toxic politics.

Flowers and Light

New research on butterfly evolution helps explain the force that drove these insects from the darkness into the light.