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Bryan Pfeiffer

  • Our New Web Site

    Our New Web Site
    Bryan Pfeiffer on EcoBlog
    The new web site for the Field Naturalist and Ecological Planning programs features our graduate explorations and research at the intersection of nature and human nature. On the site you’ll discover who we are […]
    Posted October 19, 2013.
  • Projectile Cucumbers

    Projectile Cucumbers
    Bryan Pfeiffer on EcoBlog
    By Laura Yayak The orbs dangle, pale green with darker stripes, like adorable baby watermelons on a vine of curls. Each one rests under its own leaf awning. Get closer, though, and you’ll see that this is no […]
    Posted October 15, 2013.
  • Hubert "Hub" Vogelmann (1928-2013)

    Hubert "Hub" Vogelmann (1928-2013)
    Bryan Pfeiffer on EcoBlog
    Although the word conservation suits the laws of physics and the prevention of waste, its highest calling is in the preservation of nature. Conservation is now synonymous with the protection of life outdoors. Yet […]
    Posted October 14, 2013.
  • Hobblebush on Fire

    Hobblebush on Fire
    Bryan Pfeiffer on EcoBlog
    An entire season of fall foliage flares from a single plant. Find your fireworks on Hobblebush (Viburnum alnifolium). This understory gem may be the perfect shrub. It adds food and habitat diversity – for nesting […]
    Posted October 07, 2013.
  • The Forecast Calls for Snowberries

    The Forecast Calls for Snowberries
    Bryan Pfeiffer on EcoBlog
    Now awaiting a frolic through your senses is one of nature’s most delightful candies, a treasure so discreet that you probably pass it by during walks on your long, green path. The next time you are high on some […]
    Posted September 01, 2013.
  • Winter Routines

    Orion Rising
    Bryan Pfeiffer on EcoBlog
    By Joanne Garton We all have our routines, those mental checklists we complete to make sure that our day will run smoothly. Some are entirely rational, others seem almost ridiculous, but all are part of what […]
    Posted February 15, 2013.
  • Icy Romance

    Icy Romance
    Bryan Pfeiffer on EcoBlog
    By Bryan Pfeiffer During this arctic grip on Burlington, when almost anything outside seems to groan or crunch or crack, when the cold itself seems evil, a drama begins each morning in frigid waters off […]
    Posted January 25, 2013.