Spit Bugs and Soapsuds: The Safety Of Tiny Bubbles

Spit Bugs and Soapsuds: The Safety Of Tiny Bubbles by Pat Tucker Broadcast 7.21 & 7.24.2020 Listen:   If you take a walk through fields this time of year, you can’t help but notice what looks like gobs of frothy white spit on the stems of grasses and...

Popsicle Bugs And Anti-Freeze Fleas: How Insects Survive Montana Winters

Popsicle Bugs And Anti-Freeze Fleas: How Insects Survive Montana Winters by Ashley King Broadcast 11.15.2016 and 3.10 and 3.13.2020 Listen:   Every autumn I begin to wonder—where do all the bugs go? Unlike people, and other warm-blooded critters that can maintain...

Montana Spring & Summer Butterflies

Montana Spring and Summer Butterflies When you’re out and about exploring this spring and summer, see how many of our lovely butterfly species you can find! Look for the Mourning Cloak cruising on a sunny late winter or early spring day. Other early spring...

How Do Butterflies Survive in Winter?

Butterflies in Winter Broadcast 3.10 & 3.15.2019 by Brett Walker   Listen:   Here’s a topic you might not be thinking much about right now. Remember all those colorful butterflies that visited your garden just a few short months ago? They seemed...

It’s an invasion! (And it’s pretty darned cool!)

by Stephanie Laporte Potts They gather in the trees. On the ground. In cracks on the sidewalk and that sunny spot in the garden. Little red and black spots, sometimes spread out, and sometimes in massive pulsing blobs of dozens of individuals. Then, once summer camp...