Lessons from an Ermine

by Stephanie Laporte Potts, Youth Programs Coordinator I’m usually a go-slow-and-look-around kind of explorer. I’d rather spend a whole day going less than two miles, but getting to know a hundred different wildflowers, than race up a trail to bag another peak. And,...

Crusty Snow is Special, Too

Crusty Snow by Drew Lefebvre Broadcast 2.10.2019 Listen:   This morning, the Missoula valley sits under a blanket of fresh snow, and another few inches is forecast for tomorrow. I love the first day or two after a snowfall when everything is still white and...

Cottonwoods: Winter Wildlife Refuge

Cottonwoods: Where Wildlife Take Refuge in Winter by Ellen Knight Broadcast 3.15.2016 Listen:   Thinking about plants in winter recently, I remembered a particular good-sized cottonwood I saw while walking along a riverbank. What was its story? From James...

The Wonders of Winter Adaptation

Winter Adaptations by Sue Walker Broadcast 1.31.2016 Listen:   Humans tend to sense and respond to winter – the cold, the snow, the wind, the short days – by controlling their environment. We mediate winter’s effect by living in a warm house,...

Learning to Read Wildlife Stories Cast in Snow

Wildlife Stories Cast in Snow by Deborah Richie Oberbillig Broadcast 1.1 and 1.5.2017 Listen:   Skiing across fresh fallen snow through a Ponderosa forest, I pause at strange tracks with no apparent beginning or end, as if some animal had fallen from the sky....