The Fox and the Nighthawk: A Cautionary Tale About Curiosity

The Greed of Exploration by Ellen Knight Broadcast 5.1 & 5.6.2016 and 6.23 & 6.26.2020   Listen:   This is a Field Note about greed. My greed. Recently the dogs and I were out joyfully stretching our legs on a sunny, blue-sky late winter day. The...

Homeschool Naturalists Celebrate Spring

by Bailey Zook, Teaching Naturalist On the first Monday of April, MNHC’s amazing volunteer Claudia joined me to facilitate the final Middle School Homeschool Naturalists class for the 2019-20 school year. These students are bright, curious, kind, thoughtful,...

Nature Journaling for the Reluctant

by Ser Anderson, MNHC Teaching Naturalist 9-23-19 Montana Natural History Center’s Nature Adventure Garden I wander past the other participants of this BEETLES (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning & Expertise Sharing) training on Field Journaling...

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...

Reflections on Knowing a Wild Place

Reflections on Knowing a Wild Place by Allison De Jong Broadcast 5.29 & 6.3.2016 Listen:   Montana has so much to offer for those who love wild places, and I’ve spent much of my time here exploring all the new spots I can in our lovely state. Yet there are a...