Bryan's Posts About Butterflies

Winter Butterflies

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.

Pale Beauties

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.

The Week in Flying Things

A state endangered butterfly. A globally vulnerable beetle. And a few common insects, including a lovely moth that resembles a pile of bird crap. So goes the week in flight.

A Complete Butterfly Life on a Single Day

From a wet meadow here in Vermont, a shocking butterfly bares it all at every stage of life.

The Other Fireworks

Bursts of color and flight from the wilds of Maine and here in Montpelier, Vermont.

First in Flight

A moth of summer came visiting here in Montpelier yesterday. Its provenance I do not know. But it is nonetheless a sparkle for the changing season.

Learn Birds and Insects in my Spring and Summer Field Seminars

My “Summer School” for nature features three courses this year. We begin with Better Birdwatching in May, continue with Butterflies and Moths in June, and wrap up the semester with Dragonflies and Damselflies before Independence Day.

“To Pimp a Butterfly”

Sorry, Kendrick Lamar. You may have won a Grammy, but you got beat in the “pimping” by a lawn-care company.

Your Voyeuristic Valentine

For you on Valentine’s Day, butterflies “in love.”

“Mexicans” Across the Border

Here along the Rio Grande, wildlife knows no international borders. Here’s a damselfly, a butterfly and a bird with Mexican roots (and namesakes).

Life in Flight in the Rio Grande Valley

A sampling of life on the wing here in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Many of these butterflies, in profile, are no bigger than a nickle or so (but they are indeed priceless).