Bryan's Posts About Dragonflies
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 “Shadow” from a Halloween Dragonfly
A Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina) and its shadow on the beach at Bahia Honda State Park on Big Pine Key, Florida.
A Tiger in Vermont
Congratulations, Vermont. You’ve got a new dragonfly — and a “new” plant.
News from the frontiers of blue butterflies and burgundy damselflies.
Vermont’s New Damselfly and Dragonfly Atlas
Today we launched the Vermont Damselfly and Dragonfly Atlas, which allows anyone to report, track, study, discover or simply enjoy these charismatic insects.
Happy Vernal Equinox
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.
The Other Fireworks
Bursts of color and flight from the wilds of Maine and here in Montpelier, Vermont.
Into the Wild (and Away from the Screen)
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.
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.
“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).
The Year in Flight
2015 is so almost over. It’s nearly history. So rather than offering you the predictable year-in-review, here’s 2016 in Preview — some of the life in flight that I expect to see in the new year. You might see it as well if you join me outside for a field trip or a seminar.