Bryan's Posts About Insects
The Extinction of Meaning
Now that the Trump administration has advanced its plan to weaken the Endangered Species Act, here’s my essay, first published at Medium.com, about our fading ties to wildlife and wild places.
A Tiger Tale
In sun-dappled woods in southern Vermont, the discovery of a rare and charismatic dragonfly ended a mystery that began two years ago.
Messin’ With Texas
To leave Vermont in summertime is to take leave of your senses. But here’s my justification: a shock-and-awe dragonfly.
Of Black Flies and Bog Fritillaries
When you time your visit just right, about when the black flies and mosquitoes unite to defend their bogs from the likes of you, there is nothing better on earth than a Bog Fritillary.
What’s Next: Green Alert
The slow-motion spring across the northern forest now moves into a season of diversity, abundance and flight.
Sex and Mayhem in a Pond
If you ever needed proof that females bear the worst when it comes to reproduction, here it is: Wood Frog amplexus. This is not murder and mayhem. It is mayhem and mating. We’ve got the video.
What’s Next – Earth Day Edition
An Earth Day Weekend celebration of what’s flying or simply growing here in the American Southeast, plus what’s next in the north.
What’s Next – Early April
Although snow still covers the hills of my home state of Vermont, I’m here in the Southeast to assure you that fifty shades of red are in your future before much of the green breaks out.
What’s Next – Late March
Despite today’s snowstorm here in northern New England, the first wave of migrating birds arrived with the warmth last week. Here’s your latest edition of What’s Next this spring.
What’s Next – Mid March
The birds and butterflies in your future this mid March as warm air brings about new flight in our woodlands and backyards.
Extinction and other Matters of Life and Death and Insects
Perspectives on the “insect apocalypse” and what we might do about it.
Insects and Us: Our Shared Fate
Now that the fate of insects is being described in apocalyptic terms, I’ll be helping to make some sense of it all live on Thursday, February 21, at noon on Vermont Public Radio.