Hunting Morels in Montana

By guest blogger & mycologist Tim Wheeler The first thing to know about morels is they are a component of the spring mycota here in Montana. That is, if you’re out looking for morels in the fall, you will end up with an empty basket! The best time to start...

Reflections on Being a Master Naturalist

Guest post by Master Naturalist Danielle Lattuga I was wandering around up high on Mount Jumbo this morning, admiring all the larkspur, balsamroot, prairie stars, lupine, and paintbrush in bloom. Yes! The paintbrush is in bloom already, and it literally glowed like...

Expedition: Mount Jumbo!

By Lisa Bickell The winter has been long in Missoula. And while I have loved the snow, it is a relief to see it retreating into the higher elevations. And with a break in the cold, rainy spring, it was time for an adventure. My kids have never been to the saddle of...

Terrible Twins: Pronghorn Battles in the Womb

Terrible Twins by Wenfei Tong Broadcast 5.14 and 5.19.2017 Listen:   The Montana spring is full of sudden new life, partly because it is so short relative to the more relaxed breeding seasons closer to the tropics. Young ungulates, or hoofed mammals, can be...

Ponderosa Pine Bark: Rocky Mountain Aromatherapy

Ponderosa Pine Bark by Katherine Court Broadcast 7.14.2015, 8.21 & 8.26.2016, 5.7 & 5.12.2017 Listen:   The bark of any tree is more than just a good-looking façade. Even the most graceful aspen or stately ponderosa requires bark to protect its sensitive...