Batholiths: Born From Earth’s Giant, Slow-Motion Lava Lamps

Geology of the Bitterroot Mountains by Mike Peterson Broadcast 10.20.2019 Listen:   It is easy to imagine that Western Montana, dominated as it is by the Rocky Mountains, should be a great place to be a climber. I’m lucky enough to live in Missoula, where the...

How Swallowtail Butterflies Survive The Winter

How Swallowtail Butterflies Survive The Winter by Jon Sprague Broadcast 10.13.2019 Listen:   Fall is a hectic time of year in Montana. There are a thousand things to do before the first snow, and not nearly enough time. The days shorten, tourists leave, seasonal...

How Spider Webs Can Detect Air Pollution

How Spider Webs Can Detect Air Pollution By Taylor Craig Broadcast 6.2 & 6.7.2019   Listen:   The sun was just starting to rise over the hills ahead of me as I sat looking into a pasture of tall grasses and flowers. As I peered through the fence, I...

How Do Butterflies Survive in Winter?

Butterflies in Winter Broadcast 3.10 & 3.15.2019 by Brett Walker   Listen:   Here’s a topic you might not be thinking much about right now. Remember all those colorful butterflies that visited your garden just a few short months ago? They seemed...

Winter Clouds

Winter Clouds by Wren Farris Broadcast 1.10 & 15.2016 Listen:   At no other time is the parting of clouds felt more powerfully than outdoors, at the height of winter. On this particular day, the clouds break intermittently and when they do, motion ensues. The...