Anchor Ice

by Heather McKee, Wings Over Water Program Assistant As part of National Geographic’s announcement of the Year of the Bird this year – a centennial celebration of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 – I co-led a morning bird walk at the Ranch at Rock...

Pairing Wine with Pine Needles

By Christine Morris While hunting last fall, I spent several hours waiting for a deer in the rain…and I began to get bored. So I nibbled the needle of the Douglas-fir tree next to me. The taste was strong but pleasant, citrusy, and emotive. Its flavor was reminiscent...

Owly Neighbors

by Thurston Elfstrom Since moving back to Missoula in 2008, my wife and I have enjoyed fairly regular sightings of Great Horned Owls in and around our neighborhood. Up until this point, my experiences with Great Horned Owls tended to be more auditory—infrequently...

Seasonal Changes

by Bailey Zook, Teaching Naturalist This time of fall turning to winter is such a lovely season full of changing colors, shortening, slowing days, and cozy evenings. It is full of environmental cues that it’s time to slow down, take stock, and prepare to rest. In my...

#OptOutside This Thanksgiving Week!

#OptOutside this week! MNHC will be closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, and the staff are looking forward to some fun outdoor explorations…and we encourage you to do the same! Avoid the frenzy of holiday shopping on Black Friday and head outside with your...