Needle Ice: A Freeze-Frame Of Capillary Action

Needle Ice: A Freeze-Frame Of Capillary Action by Ser Anderson Broadcast 1.21 & 1.24.2020 Listen:   It was midnight and dark, but when my boots made crunching noises as I walked along the dirt road, I knew what was underfoot: tiny, clustered pillars of ice...

Beneath The Snow, The Subnivean Zone Bustles

Beneath The Snow, The Subnivean Zone Bustles By Gretchen Kehrberg Broadcast 12.29.2015 and 1.14 & 1.17.2020 Listen:   Intense morning sunlight warms my face as I stare up at a deep blue sky. It makes me think how out of place the freezing wind seems on a day...

Sponges: These Aquatic Oddities Are At Home In Montana

Sponges: These Aquatic Oddities Are At Home In Montana By Joshua Goldberg Broadcast 6.2009, 9.8.2015, 1.7 & 1.10.2020 Listen:   If you have a shower or sink, you probably have a sponge. We manufacture most of our cleaning sponges nowadays, but some sponges...

A Portrait Of Kehi-oo-Leh, Rattlesnake Creek

A Portrait Of Kehi-oo-Leh, Rattlesnake Creek By Sarah Moody Broadcast 12.31.2019 and 1.3.2020 Listen:   I grew up in Missoula with the sound of Rattlesnake Creek pouring bedtime stories into my room, its chanting waters carrying me away to peace-filled dreams....

The Bird Count Of Christmas And ‘One Magpie Dancing’

The Bird Count Of Christmas And ‘One Magpie Dancing’ By Brian Williams Broadcast 12.24 & 12.27.2019 Listen:   Once the last trickle of migrating birds passed through Montana in early October, my binoculars sat idle for a few weeks, until...