Truffles, Trees, and — Squirrels?

Truffles, Trees, and — Squirrels? by Sue Reel Broadcast 10.4.2016 Listen:   Walking through the woods recently, I saw a red squirrel digging in the litter of the forest floor. I assumed it was burying a pine cone, but on closer inspection I found a piece of...

Why Dead Standing Trees are Essential to Forests

Why Dead Standing Trees are Essential to Forests by Emily Miller Broadcast 2.2.2015. Listen:   One of my favorite places to look in the forest is up. I love the way trees frame patches of sky, and how rays of sun slide over the branches and slant into pockets of...

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...

A Rumination on the Mule Deer Rutting Season

Ruminations on Mule Deer by Alissa Turtletaub Broadcast on 10.2 & 10.7.2016 Listen: Soaking up some September sun, I was perched on a rocky outcrop of Wild Horse Island in Flathead Lake. The sweet vanilla scent of Ponderosa pine permeated the air as I watched...

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...