Wildflower Wednesday: Blanketflower

What is it about showy yellow flowers? Is it their brightness? Their cheer? The fact that they look like golden bits of sunshine dropped in a meadow or on a hillside? This #WildflowerWednesday we are loving on blanketflower (Gaillardia aristata), another stunner in...

Evening Primrose: Nightly Shows at Nine

Evening Primrose’s Nightly Show by Peter Lesica Broadcast 6.28.01, 6.28.2016, & 7.7. & 7.10.2020 Listen:   In the summer, folks come home from work at their jobs and hang out in their yards – they mow the lawn or weed the garden or have...

Wildflower Wednesday: Penstemon

Is there anything lovelier than the deep bluish-purple of penstemon blossoms echoing the azure of the sky on a summer’s day? Penstemons come in an array of colors, from deep blue to all shades of purple to yellow to white. We have 36 species in Montana, though...

Follow the Wildflower Rainbow!

by Allison De Jong Spring and summer is prime wildflower time! How well do you know Montana’s wildflowers? Test your skills with this rainbow assortment—and then go out and see how many you can find. We’d love to see your photos, too; share them by tagging...

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...