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...

Three Generations at the Lake

by Ramey Kodadek This past weekend my parents, my brother’s family, and my family camped at Big Arm Campground on Flathead Lake. I’ve been camping at Big Arm since I was about six years old. Every summer we would pack up the pop-up (loaded to the gills with food,...

Field Notes from Visiting Naturalist Field Trips

by Drew Lefebvre It’s early June in the northern Rockies. The days are long, the trees are in full leaf, and here at MNHC we have just finished up our spring field trip season. Over the past six weeks, our Visiting Naturalist in the Schools program has guided 67...

Sounds Like Chicken

By Christine Morris Rolling into my driveway the other night I heard a strident peeping. My new pullet must have flown the coop! I began to search under an unused truck topper when I heard the peep again from an impossible height for a chicken. Looking up I saw, of...

Wow, Ospreys are awesome!

By Jenélle Dowling I’ve always loved birds, but I started to really pay attention to them after college. And Ospreys made their way onto my radar very quickly. The first time I interacted with an Osprey, she didn’t just catch my attention, she demanded my...