Bryan's Posts About 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.
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.
National Moth Week (I’m sure you all celebrated) ended Sunday. My celebration included three dozen moth species, a mere fraction of what came visiting my home here in Montpelier, Vermont, presented in full-frontal display here on my web site.
Crap or Moth?
Droppings from nature.
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.
The Moths of Montpelier
Got wildlife? Find the light. Here is but a fraction of the moths coming to my UV light here in Montpelier the past few nights.
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.
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.
“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.”