Bryan's Calendar of Events
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The Audacity of Migration
In the struggle for existence, migration is among nature’s great events. Birds do it. Whales do it. Even some insects move thousands of miles in spring or fall. Reporting from the frontiers of migration, Bryan Pfeiffer will reveal the secrets of migration from the perspective of a bird (Blackpoll Warbler), a butterfly (Monarch) and a dragonfly (Wandering Glider). With Bryan’s images, stories and humor, you’ll discover what new and innovative research tells us about how animals migrate to survive. This talk is brought to you by OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute.
The Northern Woodlands Conference
Join me and other eco-types for an informal weekend among writers, scientists, artists, educators and citizen naturalists. The Northern Woodlands Conference features writing workshops, natural history presentations, woods walks, and lots of thinking and discussion. It’s brought to you by the good folks at Northern Woodlands magazine, and is sponsored by The Bailey Charitable Foundation and The Trust for Public Land. I’ll be delivering the keynote address and guiding some nature walks. Here’s more information. »
Birds, Words and Notes
Birds, Words and Notes is a unique celebration of our place in nature, expressed in poetry, reflection and music. It blends the talents of four Vermont artists: Scudder Parker creates poetry at the rich intersection of nature and people. Bryan Pfeiffer reflects on the joy and meaning of wildlife on the wing. D. Davis (guitar) and Ruth Einstein (violin) stir the senses with a serenade inspired by the natural world. Brough to you by Green Mountain Audubon and Richmond Free Library. Read more about the artists and this event »
They can be elegant or brutish, ambitious or lazy. And even as they pose for us in plain sight, they can be notoriously hard to identify — but not any more. During this one-hour session you’ll learn the best time and place and system for gull identification. You’ll discover how to look beyond feathers to identify gull species with confidence. We’ll even begin to demystify one birdwatching’s great challenges: immature gulls. With my images, videos and system (and strange sense of humor), among gulls you shall become a better birdwatcher — maybe even a better person. Read more about the artists and this event »