How Do Montana’s Moose Measure Up?

Moose Size by Danielle Lattuga Broadcast 6.4 & 6.9.2017 and 5.26 & 5.29.2020 Listen:   On a sunny June day, I was standing among a group of budding naturalists, sketching the bark of a cottonwood tree. Suddenly, I heard a series of quiet gasps and more...

Reflections on Being a Master Naturalist

Guest post by Master Naturalist Danielle Lattuga I was wandering around up high on Mount Jumbo this morning, admiring all the larkspur, balsamroot, prairie stars, lupine, and paintbrush in bloom. Yes! The paintbrush is in bloom already, and it literally glowed like...

Four and Twenty Blackbirds, Flocked in a Field

Blackbird Flocks by Danielle Lattuga Broadcast 3.12 and 3.17.2017 Listen:   Red-winged blackbirds are a common species in Montana and I’d seen plenty of them together, particularly near ponds and lakes. But in winter, they can flock in congregations of millions...