Lazuli Buntings: Deep-Blue Jewels Of Montana’s Skies

Lazuli Buntings by Ron Scholl Broadcast 5.19 & 5.22.2020   Listen:   There are poems on the wing upon the mountainsides – fraught with beauty and peril.  A female bunting with grass in her mouth is one such poem. In May, lazuli buntings return to the...

A Bird in the Hand

by Sarah Millar “They really are as light as a feather!” laughs one of our Master Naturalist students as she releases a robin. As you can tell, she was really excited that she got to hold a wild bird in the hand for the first time! A few weeks ago, I tagged along on a...

Singing in the Snow

Singing in the Snow by Wenfei Tong Broadcast 3.5 and 3.10.2017 Listen:   If you go cross-country skiing in the North American woods, you’re likely to hear all manner of twittering and chattering as flocks of birds like chickadees, finches, and nuthatches bustle...

Birding on the Smith

Story by Hank Fischer Photos by Carol Fischer Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “He who hears the rippling of rivers will never despair of anything.” Certainly the whispering waters of Montana’s Smith River have that magical ability to soothe one’s soul. The sixty-mile...