Bryan's Posts About Insects
Montpelier Goes Wild
Spring Salamander and Summer Azure. Lesser Purple-fringed Orchid and Greater Celandine. Pineapple-Weed and Chocolate Tube Slime Mold. They were all among the more than a thousand living things we discovered here in Montpelier this past weekend.
Check Out These Checkerspots
Thaddeus William Harris might have liked this series of images, including a mating pair of Harris’ Checkerspots and the female’s eggs on her host plant, Flat-topped Aster.
Insects: In the Air and On the Air (with me) Today
Tune in and bug out with me and Kent McFarland today on Vermont Public Radio’s annual insect show.
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.
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.
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.