It’s Not Easy Being A Black-Footed Ferret

It’s Not Easy Being A Black-Footed Ferret by Will Martin Broadcast 8.18 & 8.21.2020 Listen:   When most people think of the threatened or endangered species of Montana, they tend to focus on the iconic animals of the West: the grizzly bear, the wolf, or...

Bat Moms Do A Lot Of Hanging About

Bat Moms Do A Lot Of Hanging About by Laura Jenkins Broadcast 8.4 & 8.7.2020 Listen:   Bats are wonderful, mysterious creatures: they swoop gracefully through the night, and sometimes through our nightmares. We fear what we don’t understand, and most of...

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...

Beneath The Snow, The Subnivean Zone Bustles

Beneath The Snow, The Subnivean Zone Bustles By Gretchen Kehrberg Broadcast 12.29.2015 and 1.14 & 1.17.2020 Listen:   Intense morning sunlight warms my face as I stare up at a deep blue sky. It makes me think how out of place the freezing wind seems on a day...

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...