How Insects Survive Montana Winters

Insects in Winter by Ashley King Broadcast 11.15.2016 Listen:   Every autumn I begin to wonder—where do all the bugs go? Unlike people, and other warm-blooded critters that can maintain a consistent internal temperature, insects cannot. So, you might wonder, what do...

Montana’s the Final Destination for Rough-Legged Hawks Flying South

Rough-legged Hawks by Pat Jamieson Broadcast 12.25.2016 Listen:   As winter comes to the National Wildlife Refuges of the Mission Valley, we begin to see a whole different group of visitors. And I’m not just referring to the human kind. Strange as it may seem, the...

Water-Loving Willows

Water-Loving Willows by Lena Viall Broadcast 10.11 and 10.16.2015 Listen:   Amidst the rugged gumbo-ridge landscape of more easterly Montana, water is everything. With hotter summers than the western half of our state, and with drier winters, the Montana of my...

Wolf Lichen: Wallpaper Of The World’s Forests

Wolf Lichen by Danielle Gardner Broadcast 1.24.2016 Listen:   Although small and unobtrusive, an estimated 13,000 to 17,000 species of lichen spread across the Earth, from the Arctic to the equatorial tropics. One of those species, more noticeable than most,...

Whitebark Pine: The Crown Of The Continent’s Vanishing Giants

Whitebark Pines by Nick Voss Broadcast 5.15 and 5.20.2016 Listen:   I first visited Glacier National Park in June. Though winter had only recently loosened its grip on the Crown of the Continent, there were blue skies and sunshine as I hiked up a high-elevation...