Tripping on Toads

by Amy Howie We ventured off on a hike we have done plenty of times, expecting our usual outcome:  amazing, expansive views, fresh smells of nature, and the sounds only a vast canyon can provide. It was Father’s Day 2017 when my husband and I decided to take our three...

Homeschool Naturalists

by Bailey Zook As summer days start getting shorter and the temperatures begin to drop, metaphorical butterflies start to flutter inside my chest. The school year is beginning and I am so looking forward to getting back to teaching. Not only do I get the opportunity...

It’s an invasion! (And it’s pretty darned cool!)

by Stephanie Laporte Potts They gather in the trees. On the ground. In cracks on the sidewalk and that sunny spot in the garden. Little red and black spots, sometimes spread out, and sometimes in massive pulsing blobs of dozens of individuals. Then, once summer camp...

Getting Up Close & Personal with Osprey

By guest blogger Suzanne Elfstrom On July 25th the Montana Osprey Project wrapped up its onsite banding research for the year with the help of summer campers from MNHC. The Montana Osprey Project studies the ecology of these birds and whether the birds have been...

Digging for Dinos

by Lisa Bickell This June, I went on a dinosaur hunt. More accurately, I worked with our partner in the US Forest Service to take 14 teachers to the Rocky Mountain Front to learn about the area’s geologic history. But really, we were all looking for dinosaurs. The...