The Bird Count Of Christmas And ‘One Magpie Dancing’

The Bird Count Of Christmas And ‘One Magpie Dancing’ By Brian Williams Broadcast 12.24 & 12.27.2019 Listen:   Once the last trickle of migrating birds passed through Montana in early October, my binoculars sat idle for a few weeks, until...

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...

Bull Snake Encounter

Bull Snake Encounter by Edward Monnig Broadcast 10.9.2018     Listen:   One recent summer a group of friends and I floated the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in central Idaho. On this eight day trip we rafted 100 miles through some of the wildest...

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...

Do Bobcats Kill Deer?

Do Bobcats Kill Deer? Field Notes Investigates. by Ellen Knight Broadcast 2.21.2016 Listen:   Bobcats are relatively common in patchy habitats all across the U.S., but we don’t see them often because they are crepuscular or nocturnal and well camouflaged. But...