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...

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...

A Fisher’s Guide To Preying On Porcupines

by Kelly Matthews Broadcast 9.10 and 9.13.2019 Listen:   My dog’s nose shoots high into the air as a cool breeze moves gently through his fur. He begins to filter through the familiar scents of the forest, recognizing a particularly enticing one. With wide eyes...

Five Facts to Make You Go Batty for Bats!

by Stephanie Laporte Potts This Halloween, as you’re enjoying your trick-or-treat spoils, be sure to thank a bat for your chocolate bar. Bats are key pollinators of cacao, the key ingredient in chocolate. (For those of you with enough willpower to restrain yourself at...

A Rumination on the Mule Deer Rutting Season

Ruminations on Mule Deer by Alissa Turtletaub Broadcast on 10.2 & 10.7.2016 Listen: Soaking up some September sun, I was perched on a rocky outcrop of Wild Horse Island in Flathead Lake. The sweet vanilla scent of Ponderosa pine permeated the air as I watched...