Golden Islands of the Western Montana Forest

Western Larches by Natasha Bellis Broadcast 10.9 and 10.18.2016 Listen:   Sitting on the shores of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park last fall, gazing up at the surrounding hillside, I was struck by a unique mosaic of golden splendor against the evergreen...

Stressed? Science Says Take A Walk In The Woods

Stressed? Science Says Take A Walk In The Woods by Kaitlyn Anderson Broadcast 9.11 & 9.16.2016 Listen:   I feel the stress from the week lift off my shoulders as I breathe in the scent of ponderosa pine. Today, I have no papers to write, tests to take, or...

Truffles, Trees, and — Squirrels?

Truffles, Trees, and — Squirrels? by Sue Reel Broadcast 10.4.2016 Listen:   Walking through the woods recently, I saw a red squirrel digging in the litter of the forest floor. I assumed it was burying a pine cone, but on closer inspection I found a piece of...

Why Dead Standing Trees are Essential to Forests

Why Dead Standing Trees are Essential to Forests by Emily Miller Broadcast 2.2.2015. Listen:   One of my favorite places to look in the forest is up. I love the way trees frame patches of sky, and how rays of sun slide over the branches and slant into pockets of...

A Rumination on the Mule Deer Rutting Season

Ruminations on Mule Deer by Alissa Turtletaub Broadcast on 10.2 & 10.7.2016 Listen: Soaking up some September sun, I was perched on a rocky outcrop of Wild Horse Island in Flathead Lake. The sweet vanilla scent of Ponderosa pine permeated the air as I watched...