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 the very...

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...

North America’s Pleistocene Megafauna

Pleistocene Megafauna by Tom McKean Broadcast 11.13.2018 Listen:   A cheetah crouches in the tall grass. Pronghorn graze warily in the cool summer breeze. After minutes of quiet patience the cheetah erupts into a burst of muscle and speed. A small herd of pronghorn...

Camas Bulbs Below the Snow

Camas Bulbs by Nancy Heil Broadcast 2.24 & 3.1.2019   Listen:   On a recent early winter morning I am cross-country skiing along the trails at Lolo Pass in the Bitterroot Mountains. As I glide along Packer Meadows in the breaking dawn, I think about early summer...

Crusty Snow is Special, Too

Crusty Snow by Drew Lefebvre Broadcast 2.10.2019 Listen:   This morning, the Missoula valley sits under a blanket of fresh snow, and another few inches is forecast for tomorrow. I love the first day or two after a snowfall when everything is still white and clean,...