Why Would a Bumblebee Ignore a Hillside of Flowers?

Bumblebee Queens by Sara Mintz Broadcast 5.21 and 5.26.2017 Listen:   Recently, I was walking on Mount Jumbo, an open, dry, grassy slope, admiring the arrowleaf balsamroot flowers. It was grey shading to dreary, but the yellow flowers were cheerful and sunny,...

How Montana’s Pollinators Do What They Do

by Charles Miller Spring is here, and with this season comes a fascinating panorama of activity between insects and flowers. The colorful flowerbeds and fields of wildflowers present an irresistible space that actually reflects the beauty of the insects themselves....