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...

The Short-Tailed Weasel: Life Sped Up

The Short-Tailed Weasel: Life Sped Up By Carol Alette Broadcast 2.8.2015 and 12.17 & 12.20.2019 Listen:   While some animals get off comparatively easily in the winter by hibernating, or by gorging and then fasting, the short-tailed weasel has to hunt every...

Lessons from an Ermine

by Stephanie Laporte Potts, Youth Programs Coordinator I’m usually a go-slow-and-look-around kind of explorer. I’d rather spend a whole day going less than two miles, but getting to know a hundred different wildflowers, than race up a trail to bag another peak. And,...

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...