Bryan's Posts About Dragonflies

Vermont Dragonfly and Damselfly Atlas – Season Summary: 10,000 Odes and Growing

Highlights from Vermont’s year in 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.

Insect Alerts

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.

RED ALERT

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.

“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.