Montana Naturalist magazine
Montana Naturalist is a full-color, 24-page, educational magazine published three times a year (mid-April, late August, and mid-December) by the Montana Natural History Center and distributed free to members, school groups, and the community at large. Along with a calendar of events and MNHC news, the magazine contains feature articles about the flora and fauna of Montana, their ecology, habitats, and conservation issues. There are also short articles about Montana people and organizations engaged in nature education/conservation, space for photography and creative writing, and a Get Outside Guide aimed at younger readers and families. A subscription is included with membership, but you can also subscribe for just $10/year (a great gift for friends and family who live outside of Missoula/Montana!).
Field Notes on Montana Public Radio
For keen observers, a walk to the grocery store or a hike up a mountain can inspire questions. Where do magpies nest? Why doesn’t a spider stick to its own web? How do water striders keep from sinking? Every week since 1991, Field Notes has inquired about Montana’s natural history. Field Notes are written by naturalists, students, and listeners about the puzzle-tree bark, eagle talons, woolly aphids and giant puffballs of Western, Central and Southwestern Montana. Listen on Montana Public Radio, online, or via podcast!
Field Notes from the Montana Natural History Center
Field Notes on Montana Public Radio was one of the first educational outreach programs of the Montana Natural History Center. This collection of 134 of those nature essays, written by members of the Missoula community and others from 1991 to 2016, captures the variety of personal experience of natural phenomena and the brilliance of seasonal change in Montana. The book also includes dozens of drawings by naturalists in our community and cover and section illustrations by the talented Stephanie Frostad. Available for purchase at MNHC or online. $22.95.
Science Shorts on YouTube
MNHC has a YouTube channel! Check out our educational videos, from our Evening with a Naturalist conversations to our fun, entertaining, and informative Science Shorts! If you like what you see, please subscribe!
Written by staff, volunteers, and other guest bloggers, MNHC’s Naturalist Blog explores topics from getting kids outside to nature journaling, from outdoor explorations to natural phenomena like ice ribbons, owls, toads, and more. Enjoy!
MNHC in the News
Check out local news coverage of MNHC’s programs and events!