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...

Northwest Canoe Quest

by Stephanie Laporte Potts Sometimes, everything works out for your dream summer hiking trip: good health, mild weather, and a strenuous but rewarding trail. Other times, you catch the flu the weekend before you are scheduled to leave for your 30+-mile ridgeline...

A Bird in the Hand

by Sarah Millar “They really are as light as a feather!” laughs one of our Master Naturalist students as she releases a robin. As you can tell, she was really excited that she got to hold a wild bird in the hand for the first time! A few weeks ago, I tagged along on a...