Snow Fleas: 400 Million Years Old And Still Springing

Snow Fleas: 400 Million Years Old And Still Springing by Nicholas Littman Broadcast 4.15.2015 Listen:   “Oooo…the poor snow fleas,” says my fiancée, Paige, crouching on the ice to see them closer. “It’s a snow flea massacre, a snow...

How ‘Moon Dogs’ Are Made

Moon Dogs by Ellie Duncan Broadcast 12.3 & 12.8.2017 and 12.29.2020 & 1.1.2021 Listen:   Moon dogs have many names: lunar halos, moon rings, or winter rings. Their scientific name is “paraselenae” and they are made visible by a combination of specific...

When Wildlife Remain Elusive, Follow The Clues

When Wildlife Remain Elusive, Follow The Clues by Jennifer Dolese Broadcast 11.20 & 11.25.2016 and 11.3 & 11.6.2020 Listen:   A couple of weekends ago, some friends and I got up early to drive into the Flint Creek Range near Anaconda. We planned to hike...

A Half-Ounce Black-Capped Chickadee Is A Winter Heavyweight

A Half-Ounce Black-Capped Chickadee Is A Winter Heavyweight by Jennifer Dolese Broadcast 9.27 & 9.30.2020 and 9.29 & 10.2.2020 Listen:   This summer, while watching White-crowned Sparrows, Pine Siskins, and Cassin’s Finches feeding on the sunflower...

The Ungulate Mating Calendar Demands Tight Timing

The Ungulate Mating Calendar Demands Tight Timing by Milo Burcham Broadcast 11.17.2013, 9.20.2016, and 9.22 & 9.25.2020 Listen:   I’ve seen white-tailed does and fawns in my yard all spring and summer. But just last week I saw two bucks. Why would bucks...