Why No Two Snowflakes Look Alike

Why No Two Snowflakes Look Alike by Brooke Carlisle Broadcast 12.6 & 12.11.2015 Listen:   You know the old saying “no two snowflakes are alike”? Well, there may be more truth to that than you think. I am from Hillsboro, Oregon, where the snow falls in wet,...

Mountain Ash: Feeding Birds & Brightening Winter

Mountain Ash in Winter by Kate Leary Broadcast 11.8 & 11.13.2015 Listen:   Walking through many neighborhoods in Montana towns through the fall and winter, you’ll find yourself brushing past clusters of showy orange-red berries, hanging down from the limbs of...

Cottonwoods: Winter Wildlife Refuge

Cottonwoods: Where Wildlife Take Refuge in Winter by Ellen Knight Broadcast 3.15.2016 Listen:   Thinking about plants in winter recently, I remembered a particular good-sized cottonwood I saw while walking along a riverbank. What was its story? From James Halfpenny’s...

The Wonders of Winter Adaptation

Winter Adaptations by Sue Walker Broadcast 1.31.2016 Listen:   Humans tend to sense and respond to winter – the cold, the snow, the wind, the short days – by controlling their environment. We mediate winter’s effect by living in a warm house, wearing...

Learning to Read Wildlife Stories Cast in Snow

Wildlife Stories Cast in Snow by Deborah Richie Oberbillig Broadcast 1.1 and 1.5.2017 Listen:   Skiing across fresh fallen snow through a Ponderosa forest, I pause at strange tracks with no apparent beginning or end, as if some animal had fallen from the sky. Wing...