4th Annual Women’s Luncheon:
Thursday, May 26th
- Lunch Catered by Harriet Eichenholz of Fine Cooking
- Pollinator presentation during lunch with UM Honey Bee Researcher Scott Debnam
- A gift of two pollinator starts provided by Ace Hardware’s Montana Fancy Plants as a thank you for your support!
- Proceeds support the Summer Outdoor Discovery Camp Scholarship Fund
Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden Program
Join MNHC gardener Sarah Lederle for a tour of the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden and a program on waterwise gardening. Find the best native plants for your space, learn how to build and install a rain barrel, and discover how to care for all your plants and vegetables while conserving water. You will be amazed at what you can do!
Thursday, May 19
Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden near the water tower at the Fort
‘Natural History of the Night’
The Montana Natural History Center is pleased to announce a First Friday Gallery Opening for photographer John Ashley.
Friday, May 6, 4:30-6:30 pm
Illustrated Artist Lecture 6:30-7:30 pm.
Our natural day/night cycle has shifted dramatically due to the growth of artificial lighting at night. Today three out of four of the world’s children cannot see the Milky Way from where they live due to light pollution. Fortunately, people took notice and the night sky preservation movement was born.
The first step towards bringing back the night sky is realizing what’s been lost. Much of Montana still harbors dark, star-filled skies, and my nighttime photographs remind us of what’s at stake. Dancing northern lights, awe-inspiring comets, the shimmering arc of the Milky Way, and much more. Natural darkness is our shared heritage that our children’s children deserve to inherit.
John’s book, “Glacier National Park After Dark,” is an excellent introduction to night sky conservation, capturing nearly three decades of photographing Montana’s starry skies.