Bull Snake Encounter

Bull Snake Encounter by Edward Monnig Broadcast 10.9.2018     Listen:   One recent summer a group of friends and I floated the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in central Idaho. On this eight day trip we rafted 100 miles through some of the wildest...

Safety in Numbers (and Species): How Forest Birds Survive the Winter

by Cedar Mathers-Winn If you ask any birder or naturalist, they will probably tell you that spring is the season for watching birds. Singing, displaying, fighting and breeding—spring is a time of great activity, and it’s hard not to take notice. By comparison, winter...

Ghosts Of The North Woods: Great Grey Owls

Great Grey Owls by Lily Vonderheide Broadcast on 9.13.2015 Listen:   One evening while walking along the river just outside of town, winding my way through a meadow fringed with ponderosa pine, I met a Great Grey Owl hunting down amongst the bunchgrass and...

A Bird in the Hand

by Sarah Millar “They really are as light as a feather!” laughs one of our Master Naturalist students as she releases a robin. As you can tell, she was really excited that she got to hold a wild bird in the hand for the first time! A few weeks ago, I tagged along on a...

Fishing with the King: Belted Kingfishers

Belted Kingfishers by Jason Brininstool Broadcast 8.16.2015 Listen:   While recently visiting the Rock Creek area to simply go fishing I became distracted as I cast my red skwala into the clear, frigid stream. I was not distracted by the surrounding beauty of...