Lepidoptera
Ornithology / Photography

Lepidoptera

This week, I have been leading a research project on butterflies and moths, which represent the insect order Lepidoptera. My group of six students is investigating how butterfly diversity is related to flowering diversity. We have caught some beautiful butterflies and moths, and this orange sulphur butterfly (Colias eurytheme) is no exception. Advertisements Continue reading

Peregrine falcon
Ornithology

Peregrine falcon

The peregrine falcon is another example of a conservation success story. After the use of pesticides in the 20th Century brought this beautiful falcon (along with other birds) to the brink of extinction, conservation efforts have brought the peregrine falcon back to strong populations throughout North America. Peregrine falcons are known for their incredible aerial … Continue reading

Phenology walk: March 13, 2014
Life in Jackson Hole / Ornithology / Phenology / Photography

Phenology walk: March 13, 2014

The last time I wrote a ‘phenology walk‘ post, winter was just beginning. The idea of snow was novel, and animals were just starting to warm up to the cold. Since then, I have mentioned events that signal the changing seasons, but I have not written a post specifically about them. Natural events are signaling … Continue reading

Trumpeter Swans
Ecology / Ornithology / Phenology / Photography / Trumpeter Swans

Trumpeter Swans

All actions have intended and unintended consequences. My intended consequences of writing this blog are to share knowledge and a love for the natural world through images and writing. The unintended consequences of writing this blog are less benign. As I type into my computer, I am using electricity to power the light in my room, … Continue reading