The Art of Winter Tracking

by Christine Wren, Teaching Naturalist Recently, I spent a memorable day tracking at MPG Ranch, southeast of Lolo in the Sapphire Mountains. We were a group of seven, five of us the lucky raffle chosen winners, and two knowledgeable folks at MPG who both work as part...

Mountain Ash: Feeding Birds & Brightening Winter

Mountain Ash in Winter by Kate Leary Broadcast 11.8 & 11.13.2015 Listen:   Walking through many neighborhoods in Montana towns through the fall and winter, you’ll find yourself brushing past clusters of showy orange-red berries, hanging down from the limbs of...

Cottonwoods: Winter Wildlife Refuge

Cottonwoods: Where Wildlife Take Refuge in Winter by Ellen Knight Broadcast 3.15.2016 Listen:   Thinking about plants in winter recently, I remembered a particular good-sized cottonwood I saw while walking along a riverbank. What was its story? From James...

Pairing Wine with Pine Needles

By Christine Morris While hunting last fall, I spent several hours waiting for a deer in the rain…and I began to get bored. So I nibbled the needle of the Douglas-fir tree next to me. The taste was strong but pleasant, citrusy, and emotive. Its flavor was reminiscent...

What’s Wrong with Whitefish?

What’s Wrong with Whitefish? by Nate Bradley Broadcast 12.10 & 12.15.2017 Listen:   I dipped my woven landing net into the frigid creek water and drew the fish towards my legs. It was winter and I was standing mid-calf deep in a favorite fishing spot...