How Unique Fur And A Nomadic Nature Help Otters Survive In Winter

How Unique Fur And A Nomadic Nature Help Otters Survive In Winter by Beth Horn Broadcast 2.18 and 2.21.2020 Listen:   What happens to otters in winter when the lake is frozen, I wondered. Does the family stay together or disperse? Do otters have any special...

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...

How Swallowtail Butterflies Survive The Winter

How Swallowtail Butterflies Survive The Winter by Jon Sprague Broadcast 10.13.2019 Listen:   Fall is a hectic time of year in Montana. There are a thousand things to do before the first snow, and not nearly enough time. The days shorten, tourists leave, seasonal...

Camas Bulbs Below the Snow

Camas Bulbs by Nancy Heil Broadcast 2.24 & 3.1.2019   Listen:   On a recent early winter morning I am cross-country skiing along the trails at Lolo Pass in the Bitterroot Mountains. As I glide along Packer Meadows in the breaking dawn, I think about...