Bryan's Posts About Butterflies
The Little Blue That Couldn’t
Here’s a case of unrequited affection between a pair of little butterflies known as Silvery Blues (Glaucopsyche lygdamus).
Life Expressed in Flight, Poetry and Music
At long last, we here in the north will launch into spring next week. I’ll celebrate with two events. I hope to see you at either one — or both. You’ll encounter butterflies, birds, poetry and music.
My Outtake Scene from Sex, Lies and Butterflies
My outtake from the PBS special Sex, Lies and Butterflies. It lives online.
Getting the Blues
In the case of little blue butterflies known as azures, you are what you eat. Here’s my updated explainer on the blue sparkles of April.
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.
The Eclipse on the Wing of a Butterfly
The Heavens — and a total solar eclipse — reside on the wing of a butterfly.
Fly or Die: Painted Ladies on the Move
Now passing you by is one of the planet’s great events — an epic migration like no other. Painted Lady, the world’s most widespread butterfly, is on the move. We’ve been seeing them bigtime here in New England the past few weeks.
News from the frontiers of blue butterflies and burgundy damselflies.
If nature blogs were as rhapsodic as BuzzFeed and other clickbait, they might read something like these.
A butterfly slide show to join the odd winter warmth on the way here in New England.
The Sunflower and the Butterfly: Together They Fall
When you kill a rare sunflower here in Vermont, you may also be killing a rare butterfly.
Elegance now flies and blooms in shades of white. During my meanderings so far this month, I’ve found pale beauty where plants and insects converge.